Essay on Bronchitis

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Bronchitis is an
INFLAMMATION of the membrane that lines
the air passages, or, bronchial tubes, of the
LUNGS and results in the narrowing of these air
passages. This disorder may be of either an acute
or chronic type. Irritation of mucus-producing
glands within the membrane results in the
production of excess bronchial secretions. The
main symptoms of bronchitis are cough and
increased expectoration of sputum, with or without
associated wheezing and shortness of breath.
Acute bronchitis is usually caused by infection by
one of the many viruses that cause the common
COLD or INFLUENZA and is frequently
associated with MEASLES. The patient may
suffer from additional symptoms, such as chest
discomfort, fever, and aching, that are
characteristic of these diseases. WHOOPING
COUGH is a form of severe bronchitis caused by
the bacterium Hemophilus pertussis. Treatment of
a pure viral infection is directed toward the relief
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