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What is walking pneumonia and asthmatic bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Definitions...

"walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms.
There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving.

In brief: Definitions...

"walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms.
There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: See below

Walking pneumonia is a type of pneumonia caused by the bacteria mycoplasma pneumonia.
It typically looks worse on xray than the patient looks. Asthmatic bronchitis is wheezing associated with a bronchial infection/bronchitis. Both affect the lower respiratory tract/lungs.

In brief: See below

Walking pneumonia is a type of pneumonia caused by the bacteria mycoplasma pneumonia.
It typically looks worse on xray than the patient looks. Asthmatic bronchitis is wheezing associated with a bronchial infection/bronchitis. Both affect the lower respiratory tract/lungs.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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