Bronchitis

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Bronchitis
Classification and external resources

Figure A shows the location of the lungs and bronchial tubes in the body. Figure B is an enlarged, detailed view of a normal bronchial tube. Figure C is an enlarged, detailed view of a bronchial tube with bronchitis. The tube is inflamed and contains more mucus than usual.
ICD-10 J20.-J21., J42.
ICD-9 466, 491, 490
DiseasesDB 29135
MedlinePlus 001087
eMedicine article/807035 article/297108
MeSH D001991

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi caused by irritation. It may also refer to acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis. It can be caused by infection or other causes such as smoking, or being exposed to cigarettes.

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