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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 previewBrotherhood of Locomotive Firemen 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 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 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 previewCen Review Manual (2004)

by Ena

Acute bronchitis is a lifelong disease that requires continued medical management. Rationale: C. Patient...

Acute bronchitis is an episodic disorder commonly associated with incidences of the common cold and flu. It rarely precedes the ...

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 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 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 previewTextbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (2014)

by Connie R. Mahon, Donald C. Lehman, George Manuselis Jr.

Epidemiology Acute bronchitis is an infection and inflammation of the bronchi and can be viewed as the lower respiratory tract extension of many of the same viral infections that cause seasonal upper respiratory tract infections.

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 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 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 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 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 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 previewPediatric Critical Care (2011)

by Bradley P. Fuhrman, Jerry J. Zimmerman

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is a febrile illness associated with a new productive cough.

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 ...

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