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bronchitis is inflammation of the tubes that carry air to the lungs (bronchial
tubes). When these tubes are inflamed, they swell and produce mucus. Acute
bronchitis usually develops rapidly and lasts 2 to 3 weeks in otherwise healthy
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRobert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
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