Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. About 90% of cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses, including rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, and influenza. Bacteria, including Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydophila pneumonia, Bordetella pertussis, Streptococcus pneumonia, and Homophiles influenza.90% of children die with bronchitis in world wide.
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Sanjay S. Shinde, Shewangizaw. H Mariam. Article on Bronchitis. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 4(2):231-232. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00046.6