Acute bronchitis - common causes

Acute bronchitis - common causes

Małgorzata Kruk (MPharm)

 Acute bronchitis is a serious infection of the lower respiratory tract, requiring proper pharmacological treatment due to the risk of complications.

Causes of acute bronchitis

The most common causes of bronchitis include:
viral infections (adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, the influenza and parainfluenza virus, the Coxsackievirus),
bacterial infection,
complications from the common cold or influenza which has not been fully treated (remember that even regular rhinitis combined with a wet cough may result in acute bronchitis).

Factors increasing the risk of acute bronchitis

There are also factors which increase the risk of falling ill with bronchitis.
These include, first of all:
smoking tobacco (also passive smoking),
exposure to dust and chemicals,
chronic diseases of the heart and the respiratory tract,
immunosuppressant treatments.

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