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Bronchitis

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Noemi Rodriguez

on 11 November 2014

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Transcript of Bronchitis

Bronchitis
definition and pathophsyilogy
Definition: inflammation of the lining on the bronchiole tubes

Bronchi- lungs
-itis inflammmation
incidence
44 people of 1000 people adults annually.

More likely above the age of 16.

More likely to get it in the fall or winter.
treatment
AVOID CIGARETTES

GET VACCINATED

WASH YOUR HANDS

WEAR A SURGICAL MASK
S&S -- Diagnosis
coughing
shortness in breath
fatigue
discolored mucous (rarely is there blood)
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Chest X-ray
Sputum Tests
Pulmonary Function Test
prognosis
Prevention
It is often expected that when having an acute Bronchitis that there are long term health implications


There isn't a really a way to prevent it.

To lower risk do not smoke and dont start if you haven't already.

Try to avoid irritating fumes, dust, and vapors.
Resources
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bronchitis/basics/symptoms/con-20014956
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p557.html
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