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New insight on macrolide antibiotics

Joanna Goździk

Przew Lek 2010; 1: 29-31
Online publish date: 2010/03/04
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Macrolides are antibiotics commonly use in respiratory system infection. They have broad spectrum of antibacterial activity against Gram-positive, Gram-negative and atypical pathogens. Macrolid therapy has also anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial effects on the immune system in the course of chronic inflammation. This review presents the evidence for their long-term use as anti-inflammatory agents in asthma and cystic fibrosis, two respiratory diseases characterized by chronic inflammation, leading to remodellig of the airways.
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macrolides, chronic inflammation, immunomodulating properties

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