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Acute bronchitis is inflammation of the tubes that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes). When these tubes are inflamed, they swell and produce mucus. Acute bronchitis usually develops rapidly and lasts 2 to 3 weeks in otherwise healthy people.
Current as of:
February 24, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
Current as of: February 24, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
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