Acute bronchitis history and symptoms
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Symptoms of acute bronchitis are typically related to irritation of airways. Sometimes, constitutional symptoms are present.
Bronchial irritation symptoms
Note: that despite common sense,phlegm production does not necessarily indicate bacterial infection.
Additional Symptoms Based on Different Pathogens
Influenza Virus & Adenovirus
- Fever, chills, headache, myalgia
- Bronchitis caused by Adenovirus may cause systemic and gastrointestinal symptoms.
- Children may present with stridor and difficultly breathing
- Common in autumn season
- Common cause of outbreak in nursing homes
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Common in winter and spring
- Family history of exposure to an infant with bronchiolitis is important.
- Mild symptoms
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae & Chlamydiae Pneumonia
- Subacute onset, 2-3 week (helps in differentiating from influenza)
- Common in closed environment (military bases, schools, hostels)
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