A 27-year-old male asked:
I have acute bronquitis , what's difference with regular and is it close to pneumonia?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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