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Types of Chronic Bronchitis

Types of Chronic Bronchitis

There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis generally manifests with a loose, wet cough, productive of mucus for a brief time in conjunction with a cold or upper respiratory infection. There generally is no fever. In contrast, chronic bronchitis includes a loose, wet cough productive of heavy mucus during most days of the month, three months of a year, in two successive years without another explanation for the cough. Fever may be present. Criteria for chronic bronchitis may vary amongst health care professionals, but any lingering cough or a cough that "hangs on" after a cold or mild illness has resolved, should be evaluated.

Curable Types of Chronic Bronchitis:

  • Smoking induced Chronic bronchitis
  • Occupational exposure induced Chronic bronchitis
  • Air pollution induced Chronic bronchitis

Rare Types of Chronic Bronchitis:

  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency induced Chronic bronchitis
  • Cooking smoke induced Chronic bronchitis
  • Repeated lung infection induced Chronic bronchitis
  • Silicosis induced Chronic bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Chronic Bronchitis: Related Disease Topics

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