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Asthmatic Bronchitis


Presentation

  • CONCLUSIONS: --Some C pneumoniae antibody titers, although not diagnostic of chlamydial infection by present criteria, probably represent acute reinfection or ongoing chronic infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Definition Chronic asthmatic bronchitis refers to an underlying asthmatic problem in patients in whom the asthma has become so persistent that clinically significant chronic airflow obstruction is present despite anti-asthmatic therapy.[healthcentral.com]
  • Chronic asthmatic bronchitis occurs when both asthma and chronic bronchitis are present.[disabilitysecrets.com]
  • Community / Children & Parenting / Birthday parties My daughter has allergic asthma and now has bronchitis, we were told that when you have these two things (an acute bronchitis with asthma already present) it's called asthmatic bronchitis.[care.com]
  • These symptoms are generally present whether bronchitis is acute or chronic. Bronchitis with symptoms occurring over a long period of time (potentially several months to several years), however, generally indicate chronic asthmatic bronchitis.[healthyliving.azcentral.com]
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Neglect
  • If you find Asthmatic Bronchitis symptoms in yourself or someone in your family, do not neglect it. Seek immediate medical attention and begin the treatment. The condition causes a lot of discomfort and can even bring on severe complications.[primehealthchannel.com]

Workup

Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • There was no serologic evidence of coexisting Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, or respiratory viral infection in 96% of patients with asthmatic bronchitis and asthma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Treatment

  • Both exercise tests performed without treatment caused a significant (p 0.05) and similar GH peak with respect to baseline values (from 0.3 /- 0.1 micrograms/L to 2.8 /- 1.3 micrograms/L, mean of the two exercise tests).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treatment Goals As the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute explains, treatment of asthma bronchitis has several goals. When a patient is experiencing an acute asthma attack, the goal of treatment is to relieve the symptoms of the attack.[livestrong.com]
  • Check out its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.[primehealthchannel.com]
  • Treatment In addition to treatment of the asthmatic condition itself, a number of complications may arise that require hospitalization. These include serious infectious complications such as acute bronchitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis.[healthcentral.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis Acute bronchitis is almost always a self-limited process in the otherwise healthy child. However, it frequently results in absenteeism from school and, in older patients, work.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Etiology

  • When pertussis is suspected as the etiology of cough, initiation of a macrolide antibiotic is recommended as soon as possible to reduce transmission; however, antibiotics do not reduce duration of symptoms.[aafp.org]
  • Etiology Acute bronchitis is generally caused by respiratory infections; approximately 90% are viral in origin, and 10% are bacterial.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Epidemiology

  • Descriptive epidemiological features of bronchiolitis in a population-based cohort. Pediatrics . 2008 Dec. 122(6):1196-203. [Medline] . Tsai CH, Huang JH, Hwang BF, Lee YL.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Definition and classification of chronic bronchitis for clinical and epidemiological purposes. A report to the Medical Research Council by their Committee on the Aetiology of Chronic Bronchitis. Lancet 1965 ; 1 : 775 –779.[erj.ersjournals.com]
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Pathophysiology

  • (See Pathophysiology, as well as Etiology.) Examples of normal airway color and architecture and an airway in a patient with chronic bronchitis are shown below. (See Anatomy.)[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Sputum cell counts provide the most comprehensive and valid clinical measurement of airway inflammation as they specifically identify different types of inflammation that are a result of different causes and mechanisms and which result in different pathophysiology[erj.ersjournals.com]

Prevention

  • Bronchitis in asthmatic persons can be prevented by early treatment of agitating illnesses.[healthyliving.azcentral.com]
  • Otherwise, treatment aims to prevent these acute episodes. Treatment can also work to improve lung function and allow patients to not be limited in what activities they can perform.[livestrong.com]
  • Apart from the treatment methods, there are several preventive measures that need to be followed to prevent activation of the condition.[healthhearty.com]
  • Long-Term Asthma Control Medications To control and prevent symptoms, long-term asthma control medications are taken orally each day. Inhaled corticosteroids are the most effective long-term asthma medications.[findatopdoc.com]

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