Acute bronchitis physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Seyedmahdi Pahlavani, M.D. [2]; Nate Michalak, B.A.

Overview

Acute bronchitis may present with signs of prolonged expiration, wheezing, fever and abnormal breath sounds.

Physical Examination

Common physical examination findings of acute bronchitis are non specific and include:[1][2]

Appearance of the patient

Patients are usually well-appearing.

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References

  1. Albert RH (2010). "Diagnosis and treatment of acute bronchitis". Am Fam Physician. 82 (11): 1345–50. PMID 21121518. 
  2. Wenzel RP, Fowler AA (2006). "Clinical practice. Acute bronchitis". N. Engl. J. Med. 355 (20): 2125–30. PMID 17108344. doi:10.1056/NEJMcp061493. 

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