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What is chronic bronchitis? What is the difference between chronic bronchitis and copd?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Chronic cough
COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella diagnosis that includes emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, some people also include asthma.
In chronic bronchitis, there is chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes resulting in cough and phlegm production. The most common cause is smoking.

In brief: Chronic cough
COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella diagnosis that includes emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, some people also include asthma.
In chronic bronchitis, there is chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes resulting in cough and phlegm production. The most common cause is smoking.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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Cronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It is usually the result of cigarette smoking. It is incurable and is slowly progressive. Smoking cessation decreases your risk of getting this disease and slows disease progression in patients already diagnosed.

In brief: Categories...
Cronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It is usually the result of cigarette smoking. It is incurable and is slowly progressive. Smoking cessation decreases your risk of getting this disease and slows disease progression in patients already diagnosed.
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Similar
Chronic bronchitis is one manifestation of copd, another is emphysema and some patients have features of both.

In brief: Similar
Chronic bronchitis is one manifestation of copd, another is emphysema and some patients have features of both.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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