Bronchitis (Acute)

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Definition

Acute Bronchitis is one of two forms of bronchitis described here, the other form being chronic bronchitis. In both cases the meaning of the term "bronchitis" is inflammation of the bronchioles - see the page about components of the respiratory system for further information about bronchioles and other parts of the lungs.

Acute Bronchitis is caused by viruses or bacteria.


Cause

Acute Bronchitis is caused by viruses or bacteria.


Effect (Symptoms)

  • Coughing
  • Production of mucpurulent sputum.
  • Narrowing of the bronchi due to spasmodic contraction

 

See also a list of diseases and disorders of the respiratory system (info all on one page).

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