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What is asthmatic bronchitis?

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Acute bronchitis is when the lining of your airways gets inflamed. It's caused by viral or bacterial infections and usually gets better after the illness runs its course. Asthma is an inflammatory condition that leads to tightening of the muscles around the airways and swelling that makes the airways narrow. When asthma and acute bronchitis happen together, the condition is called asthmatic bronchitis.

From: Asthmatic Bronchitis WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "AAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Gupta, V. , 2003. JK-Practitioner

American International Health Alliance: "Bronchial Asthma: Clinical Practice Guideline for General Practitioners."

Link, N. and Tanner, M., eds, , BMJ Books, 2001. The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine

Kliegman, R.M.; Behrman, R.E.; Jenson, H.B.; Stanton, B.F.; eds., , Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "AAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 11, 2019

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