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Acute bronchitis definition
Acute bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways
that allow air to pass from your mouth to the lungs. It is a general term that
describes inflammation of the bronchi that is usually caused by viruses or
bacteria, although other things may also cause the disease are far less
cough lasting 5 or more days suggests acute bronchitis as a cause.
People with recurrent acute bronchitis may develop
chronic bronchitis. Chronic
bronchitis is defined as a cough that occurs every day with sputum production
that lasts for at least 3 months, 2 years in a row.