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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have acute bronquitis , what's difference with regular and is it close to pneumonia?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Acute vs chronic : Acute bronchitis simply means you are sick now and it should be a short term illness. Chronic bronchitis is a lifelong illness that involves recurrent bouts of bronchitis - 3 a year for at least 2 years. Bronchitis itself is a presumed infection that results in irritation of the large parts of your airway but not the lung tissue itself. Bronchitis usually does not progress to pneumonia, but can.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Most viral: The majority of bronchitic infections are caused by viruses and resolve without treatment. If your symptoms persist or worsen, please have your physician consider a work up for pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis.

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