Case study Acute Bronchitis

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Bronchitis occurs most often during the cold and flu season, usually coupled with an upper respiratory infection. Several viruses cause bronchitis, including influenza A and B, commonly referred to as "the flu."

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Bataan Peninsula State UniversityInstitute of Nursing & MidwiferyOrani Campus,Campus of CourtesyCASE STUDYOfAcute BronchitisPresented by:Group 18 MTWSantos, John KennethGalicia, LorryleenLagman, KimberlyCruz, LindonTorres, MichelleBautista, RenaeSapno, LovelyMungcal, Precious KateMacatulad, ReymarkGabon, JesusaCortez, JenniferBronchitis OverviewBronchitis is an acute inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea (windpipe) and the large and small bronchi (airways) within the lungs become inflamed because of infection or other causes. The thin mucous lining of these airways can become irritated and swollen.The cells that make up this lining may leak fluids in response to the inflammation.Coughing is a reflex that works to clear secretions from the lungs. Often the discomfort of a severe cough leads you to seek medical treatment.Both adults and children can get bronchitis. Symptoms are similar for both.Infants usually get bronchiolitis, which involves the smaller airways and causes symptoms similar to asthma.Bronchitis CausesBronchitis occurs most often during the cold and flu season, usually coupled with an upper respiratory infection. Several viruses cause bronchitis, including influenza A and B, commonly referred to as "the flu."A number of bacteria are also known to cause bronchitis, such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which causes so-called walking pneumonia.Bronchitis also can occur whe

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