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Acute Bronchitis

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by Shuman J

(Bronchitis, Acute; Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Chest Cold)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of getting acute bronchitis include:
  • Having a cold or flu
  • Contact with a person with a respiratory viral or bacterial infection
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Asthma
  • Exposures to respiratory inhalants at work, such as:
    • Ammonia
    • Chlorine
    • Minerals
    • Vegetable dusts
  • Poorly functioning immune system
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Lung Association
http://www.lung.ca

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Acute bronchitis. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/acute-bronchitis.html. Updated September 2013. Accessed February 14, 2014.


Acute bronchitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 21, 2013. Accessed February 14, 2014.


Acute bronchitis (chest cold). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/URI/bronchitis.html. Updated September 13, 2013. Accessed February 14, 2014.


Smith S, Fahey T, et al. Antibiotics for acute bronchitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009;CD000245.

 

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