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Acute Bronchitis

Alternate Names : Inflammation of the Bronchi, Infection of the Bronchi

Acute Bronchitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

A medical history and physical exam are usually enough to diagnose this infection. A chest X-ray may be done to check for possible pneumonia, but pneumonia is not a common result from acute bronchitis. A person may be asked to give a sample of the mucus, called sputum, that he or she coughs up to be examined by the laboratory.

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Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/24/01

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