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Flashcards in Bronchitis Deck (3):
1

Describe acute bronchitis

Inflammation of the trachea and bronchi
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae
Staphylococcus pyogenes

Cough that is productive becoming copious and purulent, breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness, fever and leukocytosis; a persistent, single monophonic wheeze indicates obstruction of a bronchus by tumor

2

How does acute compare to chronic bronchitis?

Acute=
Easiest to treat
Normally manifests with Hot Phlegm
Corresponds to Qi level (4 Levels) affecting LU
Treat symptoms like common cold/influenza

3

Describe chronic bronchitis

Repeated attacks of cough during winter, gradually increasing in frequency until the cough becomes almost constant; wheezing, chest tightness, mucous, breathlessness