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Definition: What is "Acute Bronchitis"?


Acute Bronchitis is a medical condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the large bronchi tubes in the lungs.

Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms includes coughing with sputum, shortness of breathing or dyspnea, wheezing, chest pains, fatigue & malaise.

Treatment: How to Treat "Acute Bronchitis"?

Treatment includes administration of antibiotics, anti histamines & cough syrup including cessation of the cause like smoking cigarettes & tobaccos.


It is said to be caused by viruses such as the respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus, influenza & may be a result of smoking & fumes.


Diagnosis is made through physical examination, chest X-ray, examination of the sputum & blood tests.

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