Why is doxycycline used in pneumonia?

Doxycycline has a high degree of activity against many common respiratory pathogens including S pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, anaerobes such as Bacteroides and anaerobic/microaerophilic streptococci and atypical agents like Legionella, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae.Feb 8, 1999

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