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Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: Nah

Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal.
When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as cancer or COPD, of course.

In brief: Nah

Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal.
When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as cancer or COPD, of course.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not always fatal.

Chronic bronchitis is chronic, obviously, and progressive but is not universally fatal.
There are medications available to improve survival in patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

In brief: Not always fatal.

Chronic bronchitis is chronic, obviously, and progressive but is not universally fatal.
There are medications available to improve survival in patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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