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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

Age, season of the year, and the immunization statusare the main determining risk factors for acquiring acute bronchitis.

Risk Factors

Age

  • Very young and very old persons are at greatest risk.[1]

Season

  • Acute bronchitis is more common during cold seasons than spring and summer.[2][3]

Immunization Status

  • Patients who have not been vaccinated for influenza have increased risk.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gonzales R, Sande MA (2000). "Uncomplicated acute bronchitis". Ann. Intern. Med. 133 (12): 981–91. PMID 11119400.
  2. Wenzel RP, Fowler AA (2006). "Clinical practice. Acute bronchitis". N. Engl. J. Med. 355 (20): 2125–30. doi:10.1056/NEJMcp061493. PMID 17108344.
  3. Albert RH (2010). "Diagnosis and treatment of acute bronchitis". Am Fam Physician. 82 (11): 1345–50. PMID 21121518.

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