type of lower respiratory disease
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.
|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-9||466, 491, 490|
- NIH entry on Bronchitis
- MedlinePlus entries on Acute bronchitis and Chronic bronchitis
- Mayo Clinic factsheet on bronchitis