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What is allergic bronchitis?

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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Asthma

Allergic bronchitis is a term which is not commonly used today, but in the past many people with asthma were labelled as having "allergic bronchitis.
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In brief: Asthma

Allergic bronchitis is a term which is not commonly used today, but in the past many people with asthma were labelled as having "allergic bronchitis.
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Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Probable asthma

Allergic bronchitis is an antiquated term. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes and allergic indicates an allergic reaction is causing the inflammation.
Bronchial inflammation causes hyper-reactivity, meaning that the bronchial tubes react to smaller amounts of irritation than normals by narrowing (chest tightness, wheezing), coughing and making more mucus, i.e., asthma.

In brief: Probable asthma

Allergic bronchitis is an antiquated term. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes and allergic indicates an allergic reaction is causing the inflammation.
Bronchial inflammation causes hyper-reactivity, meaning that the bronchial tubes react to smaller amounts of irritation than normals by narrowing (chest tightness, wheezing), coughing and making more mucus, i.e., asthma.
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