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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could acute bronchitis cause back muscle pain in lung and chest ?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: But it could also be a sign of complications such as pneumonia, pleurisy, or pneumothorax.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes...: Coughing can lead to musculoskeletal problems including pulled muscles, cartilage inflammation and even rib fractures. It will all resolve once the cough resolves although it will likely take a few days for these problems to completely resolve.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2019

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