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Doctor insights on: Acute Exacerbation Of Chronic Bronchitis

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Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

Is chronic bronchitis fatal?

Progressive...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is slowly progressive. Treatments that can slow disease progression include smoking cessation and oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to qualify. It can be fatal but progression can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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I've had bronchitis for about two weeks now and would like to know the difference between acute and chronic bronchitis? I'm a smoker but quit before

I've had bronchitis for about two weeks now and would like to know the difference between acute and chronic bronchitis? I'm a smoker but quit before

Your bronchitis: is considered acute. The cough from acute bronchitis can last up to a month. If it goes on longer, please get re-checked by your doctor. Chronic bronchitis would last much longer, but also be recurrent...several months each year, for longer time period. If you quit smoking and stick with it, you will hopefully avoid chronic bronchitis and even worse lung disease! ...Read more

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What's an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis like?

What's an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis like?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis include increased shortness of breath and increased cough and sputum production. Many of these episodes are a result of infection so symptoms of infection, like fever and discolored sputum, may also be present. ...Read more

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Wha bacteria produces a yellow green sputum in a COPD patient and/or exacerbate chronic bronchitis?

Wha bacteria produces a yellow green sputum in a COPD patient and/or exacerbate chronic bronchitis?

Viruses,Bacteria: 75%of COPD are caused by infections, 25% by bacteria, 25% by viruses, 25% by both commonly caused by streptococcal pnumonia hemophilus influenza hemophilus parainflenza moraxella catarrhalis less common pseudomonas aeruginosa other gram negatives staph aureus other grm positive enterobators atypicals mycoplasma pnumonia chlamydia pnumonia here you have it. ...Read more

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What is chronic bronchitis?

What is chronic bronchitis?

Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the year (not necessarily consecutive days). Usually the patient has shortness of breath and purulent secretions. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis seasonal?

Is chronic bronchitis seasonal?

By definition, no: Chronic bronchitis is, by definition, not seasonal. It is defined as a cough that is productive of mucus every day for 3 months in a row. It is often considered a variant of emphysema/copd, which is almost invariably caused by smoking tobacco. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bronchitis?

What causes chronic bronchitis?

Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment. ...Read more

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How common is chronic bronchitis?

How common is chronic bronchitis?

Very common: In children bronchitis is very common. The most common bronchitis in kids is asthma. Other causes are viral and rarely bacterial in children. ...Read more

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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

Chronic bronchitis is a lung condition characterized by inflammation of the medium-sized lung airways. The clinical definition of chronic bronchitis is having a persistent cough that produces sputum three or more months in a row for ...Read more


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