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Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi and may specifically refer to: An abscess on the skin, showing the redness and swelling characteristic of inflammation. ... A bronchus (plural bronchi, adjective bronchial) is a caliber of airways in the the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs. ...

  • Acute bronchitis, caused by viruses or bacteria and lasting several days or weeks
  • Chronic bronchitis, a persistent, productive cough lasting at least three months in two consecutive years.
TAE is an inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning. ... Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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Bronchitis: Lung and Airway Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition (1000 words)
Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways that branch off the trachea (bronchi), usually caused by infection but sometimes caused by irritation from a gas or particle.
People with acute bronchitis, especially those who have a fever, should rest and drink enough fluid to keep their urine pale (except on arising from sleep, when urine is usually darker).
Antibiotics are used to treat acute bronchitis that appears to be caused by a bacterial infection and may be given as a precaution to people with underlying lung disease, even when there is no evidence of bacterial infection.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bronchitis (980 words)
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs.
Bronchitis may be short-lived (acute) or chronic, meaning that it lasts a long time and often recurs.
Chronic bronchitis is also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short.
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