What is the difference between Acute & Chronic Bronchitis? - Dr. Bindu Suresh. Bronchitis is the inflammation of the tubes that carry the air to the lungs, the bigger tubes are called as bronchus and the smaller tubules are called as bronchioles. Acute bronchitis occurs usually due to a viral or a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract. This present with fever, body ache fever, malaise, runny nose and cough with sputum and in some cases they present with breathlessness. When we treat the viral or the bacterial infection, the acute bronchitis gets completely treated out. Chronic bronchitis is seen in smokers or people who are exposed to a lot of dust or in industries such as textiles, paints, where they are exposed to a lot of particles, fumes, smoke etc. This is caused because the inflammation persists in these people and the cough is seen as a persistent symptoms with breathlessness occurring on and off.
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