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Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients? Do you know of a doc in the nyc area? Thanks
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Most pulmonologists
Should think of atypical infections when treating asthma - although the notion that these are causes of asthma is out of fashion except in elderly women or asians.
Using macrolide antibiotics for patients with bronchiectasis or airway inflammation that is not responsive to inhaled corticosteroids is (but likely for the anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs). Don't have a ny area reference.

In brief: Most pulmonologists
Should think of atypical infections when treating asthma - although the notion that these are causes of asthma is out of fashion except in elderly women or asians.
Using macrolide antibiotics for patients with bronchiectasis or airway inflammation that is not responsive to inhaled corticosteroids is (but likely for the anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs). Don't have a ny area reference.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. William Walsh
The notion that it causes asthma is, but not that atypicals can cause chronic infection and difficulty. When we really looked for the atypicals in asthma they just were not there. Patients do have chronic airway infections, which can mimic asthma, and don't respond to treatment, but is not asthma.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Absolutely
These bacteria can mimic asthma symptoms however atypical pneumonias should not cause change in spirometry, especially changes reversible with beta 2 agonists.
You also need to consider allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

In brief: Absolutely
These bacteria can mimic asthma symptoms however atypical pneumonias should not cause change in spirometry, especially changes reversible with beta 2 agonists.
You also need to consider allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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