What are the organism-specific therapeutic regimens for Chlamydophila pneumoniae bronchitis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Chlamydophila pneumoniae (incubation period of 3 weeks, gradual onset of hoarseness before cough, occurs in clusters such as military, students, or nursing homes) [2] :

  • Azithromycin 500 mg PO on day 1 then 250 mg on days 2-5 or

  • Doxycycline 100 mg PO BID for 5 days or

  • Supportive measures only

Other organisms identified to cause acute bronchitis include: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilusinfluenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis


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