Bronchitis is inflammation o the bronchi (lairge an medium-sized airways) in the lungs.[1] Symptoms include cochin up mucus, wheezin, dyspnea, an chest discomfort.[1] Bronchitis is dividit intae twa teeps: acute an chronic.[1] Acute bronchitis is an aa kent as a chest cauld.[1]

Feegur A shaws the location o the lungs an bronchial tubes. Feegur B is an enlairged view o a normal bronchial tube. Feegur C is an enlairged view o a bronchial tube wi bronchitis.
  • bron-kye-tis
SpecialtyInfectious disease, pulmonology
SymptomsCochin up mucus, wheezin, dyspnea, chest discomfort[1]
TeepsAcute, chronic[1]
FrequencyAcute: ~5% o fowk a year[2][3]
Chronic: ~5% o fowk[3]


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  3. 3.0 3.1 Vos T, Flaxman AD, Naghavi M, Lozano R, Michaud C, Ezzati M, Shibuya K, Salomon JA, Abdalla S, Aboyans V, et al. (December 2012). "Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010". Lancet. 380 (9859): 2163–96. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61729-2. PMID 23245607.