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Is it fatal for an infant to get bronchitis?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Bronchitis itself is rarely fatal, but it can worsen into a more serious condition that can be fatal.
The vast majority of respiratory infections are self-limited and clear without serious harm.

In brief: No

Bronchitis itself is rarely fatal, but it can worsen into a more serious condition that can be fatal.
The vast majority of respiratory infections are self-limited and clear without serious harm.
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bronchitis is a generic term that really refers to large airway inflammation.
Infants and children tend to get bronchiolitis, which is inflammation of the small airways due to infections, typically viral. Neither condition is universally fatal, yet all illnesses, if severe enough, could lead to death. Make sure to have your child examined by their physician.

In brief: No

Bronchitis is a generic term that really refers to large airway inflammation.
Infants and children tend to get bronchiolitis, which is inflammation of the small airways due to infections, typically viral. Neither condition is universally fatal, yet all illnesses, if severe enough, could lead to death. Make sure to have your child examined by their physician.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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