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What are the symptoms of bronchitis in smokers?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Acute or chronic?

The symptoms of acute bronchitis in smokers include cough, discolored sputum, fever, chills, cold symptoms, possibly shortness of breath and wheezing, etc.
The symptoms of chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD caused usually by smoking, include cough with sputum production, shortness of breath, decreased oxygen level in the blood, etc. Chronic bronchitis is not caused by infection.

In brief: Acute or chronic?

The symptoms of acute bronchitis in smokers include cough, discolored sputum, fever, chills, cold symptoms, possibly shortness of breath and wheezing, etc.
The symptoms of chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD caused usually by smoking, include cough with sputum production, shortness of breath, decreased oxygen level in the blood, etc. Chronic bronchitis is not caused by infection.
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