Infectious Bronchitis

  • Richard A. Gleckman

Abstract

It has been estimated that approximately 18 million episodes of bronchitis are treated in an ambulatory care setting in the United States each year.1 These inflammatory events produce troublesome symptoms, often result in absenteeism from work, and, on occasion, threaten the life of the patient. With the introduction of new culture and serological techniques, the infectious organisms contributing to actue bronchitis and the exacerbation of chronic bronchitis are being more completely defined. This chapter reviews contemporary concepts pertaining to the pathogenesis, microbiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of bronchitis in adults.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Influenza Vaccine Chronic Bronchitis Clavulanic Acid Pneumococcal Vaccine 
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