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how could someone get permanent asthma from bronchitis?

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Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Asthma vs bronchitis: Asthma is a chronic disease - the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is managed with medications that control the inflammation and open the airways. Bronchitis is also due to inflammation, but is usually short-lived and the result of a virus. You may have a nagging cough for a few weeks, but won't develop asthma.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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