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Acute bronchitis

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Acute bronchitis or chest cold is an inflammation of the large bronchi in the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria and may last several days or weeks. Characteristic symptoms include cough, sputum production, and shortness of breath and wheezing related to the obstruction of the inflamed airways. Diagnosis is by clinical examination and sometimes microbiological examination of the phlegm. Treatment for acute bronchitis is typically symptomatic. As viruses cause most cases of acute bronchitis, antibiotics should not be used unless microscopic examination of gram-stained sputum reveals large numbers of bacteria.

  • also known as โรคหลอดลมอักเสบชนิดเฉียบพลัน, โรคหลอดลมอักเสบเฉียบพลัน, التهاب القصبات الحاد, الالتهاب الشّعبيّ الحادّ, Хронични бронхитис, Bronchite, Zapalenie oskrzeli, Bronchitas

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Google previewRespiratory Infections (2016)

by Sanjay Sethi

Introduction Acute bronchitis is an exceedingly common disorder encountered in ...

Google previewDiseases of the Lungs, Bronchi & Pleura (2000)

by H. W. Paige

Acute bronchitis is an acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the larger and medium sized...

Acute bronchitis is a common result of “ catching cold” and is most frequently the downward extension of an acute coryza.

Google previewConn's Current Therapy 2015 (2014)

by Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diagnoses made by primary care physicians in the United States and accounts for nearly 10 million office visits per year. Acute bronchitis is a transient, self-limited inflammatory process of the upper ...

Google previewBrotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine (1917)

Acute bronchitis is an acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larger and middle-sized bronchial tubes.

Google previewInfectious Diseases (2016)

by Jonathan Cohen, William G Powderly, Steven M. Opal

BUTLER | KEY CONCEPTS • Acute bronchitis is a very common, usual viral, infection lasting no more than 3 weeks, which usually requires no testing or antimicrobial therapy. Nonetheless, inappropriate overprescription of ...

Google previewBrotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Enginemen's Magazine (1918)

Acute bronchitis is an acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larger and middle-sized bronchial tubes.

Google previewBrotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine Vol. 64 No.1 (1918)

Acute bronchitis is an acute catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larger and middle-sized...

Usually acute bronchitis is a primary affection, being due to some germ infection or to infection with more than one variety of germs.

Google previewSheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care (2012)

by ENA

Acute bronchitis is a self-limiting respiratory infection characterized by cough with or without sputum production.8 It is most often the result of a virus such as influenza A or B or the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); less than 10% of cases are ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Acute bronchitis is a self-limited inflammation of trachea and bronchi . SYNONYMS Chest cold ICD-9CM CODES 466.0 Acute bronchitis EPIDEMIOLOGY & DEMOGRAPHICS • Highest incidence in smokers, older adults, and ...

Google previewQuality of Care for Women (2000)

A Review of Selected Clinical Conditions and Quality Indicators by Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Rand Corporation

BRONCHITIS, ACUTE IMPORTANCE Acute bronchitis is an inflammatory disorder of the tracheobronchial tree that results in acute cough without signs of pneumonia (Billas, 1990) . An estimated 12 million physician visits per year are made ...

Google previewManagement of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases (2000)

by Arch G. Mainous III, Claire Pomeroy

ACUTE BRONCHITIS Clinical Description Acute bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the tracheobronchial tree usually associated with a generalized respiratory infection. Cough begins early in the course of the illness and is the most ...

Google previewPharmacology for Women’s Health (2015)

by Mary C. Brucker, Tekoa L. King

Acute bronchitis is a frequent reason for visits to the ...

Google previewPediatrics

Textbook by Tyazhka O. V. , Pochinok T. V., Antoshkina A. M. , Yashchenko Yu. B., Bobrova V. I., Gorobets A. O., Lutay T. I., Mellina T. V., Vinnytska O. P., Minchenko D. O.,Pyatnytskyi Yu. S., Vasiukova M. M., Koliubakina L. V., Barzilovich A. D.

Acute bronchitis is a syndrome, usually viral in origin, with cough as a prominent feature. Acute tracheobronchitis is a term used when the trachea is prominently involved. Nasopharyngitis may also be present, and a variety of viral and ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Acute bronchitis is a self-limited inflammation of trachea and bronchi . SYNONYMS Chest cold ICD-9CM CODES 466.0 Acute bronchitis ICD-10CM CODES J20.9 Acute bronchitis, unspecified EPIDEMIOLOGY & DEMOGRAPHICS ...

Google previewThe Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions (2016)

Pregnancy and Childbirth by Linda Wylie, Helen G H Bryce

Acute bronchitis is an infection of the bronchi causing them to be irritated and inflamed, resulting in wheeze and cough, initially very similar to upper respiratory infection. While not a medical complication the midwife is very likely to encounter ...

Google previewHuman Diseases (2014)

by Marianne Neighbors, Ruth Tannehill-Jones

AcUte Bronchitis □ DESCRIPTION. Acute bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the bronchus. It often involves the trachea ( tracheobronchitis). □ ETIOLOGY. Acute bronchitis is a short-term disorder commonly following ...

Google previewPathophysiology (2011)

by Assistant Professor the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg Mississippi Lachel Story, Lachel Story

Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the tracheobronchial tree or large bronchi. This inflammation is most commonly caused by awide range ...

Google previewPediatric Critical Care (2011)

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is a febrile illness associated with a new productive cough. Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection may be present. Acute bronchitis can adversely affect respiratory function, particularly in patients with ...

Google previewAlters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living (2015)

by Assistant Professor in Department of Health & Human Performance Texas State University San Marcos Texas Jeff Housman, Mary Odum

Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, which is usually caused by a viral infection. However, smokers are more susceptible than nonsmokers to acute and carbon monoxide as do moderate tar- containing ...

Google previewPrimary Care (2012)

A Collaborative Practice by Terry Mahan Buttaro, JoAnn Trybulski, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook

Acute bronchitis is an acute and self-limited inflammation of the trachea and major bronchi, generally characterized by cough lasting 1 to 3 weeks, in the absence of pneumonia.1 Clinically, it is diagnosed on the basis of acute cough, with or ...

Google previewPediatric Primary Care (2012)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon

Acute bronchitis is a febrile, cough illness lasting less than 3 weeks with rhonchi and referred breath sounds (Braman, 2006; Cherry, 2010d). It is associated with inflammation of the large airways including the trachea and the large- and ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

An acute bronchitis is an acute inflammatory disorder of the windpipe and bronchi, generally self-limited and with eventual complete healing and return of function. Though commonly mild, bronchitis may be serious in debilitated patients and in ...

Google previewPrinciples of Pathophysiology and Emergency Medical Care (2002)

by Jeffrey W. Myers, Marianne Neighbors, Ruth Tannehill-Jones

Acute bronchitis is a short-term disorder commonly following an upper respiratory infection. Inhaling fumes, smoke, dust, cold air, and other irritants may also cause acute bronchitis. Symptoms include fever, a tight feeling behind the sternum, ...

Google previewInquiry into Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the large bronchi in the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria and may last several days or weeks. Characteristic symptoms include cough, sputum (phlegm) production, and shortness of ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology, An Integrative Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the large bronchi in the lungs that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria and may last several days or weeks. Characteristic symptoms include cough, sputum (phlegm) production, and shortness of ...

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