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Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi, important air passages in the lungs. It is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and fatigue.






Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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