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Diseases » Acute Bronchitis » Summary
 

What is Acute Bronchitis?

What is Acute Bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis is a disease of the lower respiratory tract in the lungs. It is often caused by a viral infection, such as a upper ...more »

  • Acute Bronchitis: Respiratory inflammation of the bronchi leading to the lungs.

Acute Bronchitis: Introduction

Types of Acute Bronchitis:

Types of Acute Bronchitis:

Broader types of Acute Bronchitis:

How many people get Acute Bronchitis?

Incidence (annual) of Acute Bronchitis: 4.6 per 100 (NHIS96: acute bronchitis); 14.2 million cases annually
Incidence Rate of Acute Bronchitis: approx 1 in 21 or 4.60% or 12.5 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Acute Bronchitis?

Complications of Acute Bronchitis: see complications of Acute Bronchitis
Deaths for Acute Bronchitis: 388 deaths reported in USA 1999 for acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Acute Bronchitis?

Causes of Acute Bronchitis: see causes of Acute Bronchitis

What are the symptoms of Acute Bronchitis?

Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis: see symptoms of Acute Bronchitis

Complications of Acute Bronchitis: see complications of Acute Bronchitis

Can anyone else get Acute Bronchitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Acute Bronchitis

Acute Bronchitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute Bronchitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute Bronchitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute Bronchitis: Pulmonologist, Family Practice Physician, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute Bronchitis.
Treatments for Acute Bronchitis: see treatments for Acute Bronchitis
Research for Acute Bronchitis: see research for Acute Bronchitis

Society issues for Acute Bronchitis

Hospitalizations for Acute Bronchitis: 298,000 for acute bronchitis (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Acute Bronchitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Acute Bronchitis:

  • 0.017% (2,227) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute bronchitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for acute bronchitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for acute bronchitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for acute bronchitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for acute bronchitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute bronchitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Acute Bronchitis: 2,640,000 for acute bronchitis (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Acute Bronchitis:

Organs and body systems related to Acute Bronchitis include:

Name and Aliases of Acute Bronchitis

Main name of condition: Acute Bronchitis

Other names or spellings for Acute Bronchitis:

Acute Bronchitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Acute Bronchitis:

 

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