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What is the main difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lungs vs bronchi

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, whereas bronchitis is an infection of the bronchi, which are the upper airways above the lungs.

In brief: Lungs vs bronchi

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, whereas bronchitis is an infection of the bronchi, which are the upper airways above the lungs.
Dr. Jason Black
Dr. Jason Black
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lungs and airways

Pneumonia involves the lung tissue wherein air exchange occurs.
Bronchitis involves the airways conducting air to the lung tissue but the extent of the involvement may be variable as would be the cause.

In brief: Lungs and airways

Pneumonia involves the lung tissue wherein air exchange occurs.
Bronchitis involves the airways conducting air to the lung tissue but the extent of the involvement may be variable as would be the cause.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Location...

Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself.
Thus, the location of the infection within the lung is the difference between the two disorders.

In brief: Location...

Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself.
Thus, the location of the infection within the lung is the difference between the two disorders.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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