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What is Bronchitis?

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a general term for two diseases that cause swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the ...more »

  • Bronchitis: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea and the large and small bronchi within the lungs become inflamed.
  • Bronchitis: inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Bronchitis: Introduction

Types of Bronchitis:

Types of Bronchitis:

Broader types of Bronchitis:

How serious is Bronchitis?

Complications of Bronchitis: see complications of Bronchitis

What causes Bronchitis?

Causes of Bronchitis: see causes of Bronchitis
Risk factors for Bronchitis: see risk factors for Bronchitis

What are the symptoms of Bronchitis?

Symptoms of Bronchitis: see symptoms of Bronchitis

Complications of Bronchitis: see complications of Bronchitis

Bronchitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bronchitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bronchitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bronchitis: see treatments for Bronchitis
Alternative treatments for Bronchitis: see alternative treatments for Bronchitis
Research for Bronchitis: see research for Bronchitis

Society issues for Bronchitis


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

  • 1.5 million visits were made to a hospital emergency department for bronchitis in the US 2002 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 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)
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Organs Affected by Bronchitis:

Organs and body systems related to Bronchitis include:

Name and Aliases of Bronchitis

Main name of condition: Bronchitis

Other names or spellings for Bronchitis:

Acute bronchitis

Bronchitis: Related Conditions

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

 

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