Asked by: Casie Telmomedical health lung and respiratory health
What is the causative agent of bronchitis?
Last Updated: 15th February, 2020
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Simply so, what bacteria causes bronchitis?
Bacterial bronchitis occasionally follows a viral upper respiratory infection. Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis infection (which causes whooping cough) are among the bacteria that cause acute bronchitis.
Secondly, what is the scientific name for bronchitis?
|Specialty||Infectious disease, pulmonology|
|Symptoms||Coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest discomfort|
|Frequency||Acute: ~5% of people a year Chronic: ~5% of people|
In this manner, what causes bronchitis?
- a virus, for example, a cold or flu virus.
- a bacterial infection.
- exposure to substances that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke, dust, fumes, vapors, and air pollution.
Is bronchitis a virus or bacteria?
Infectious bronchitis usually occurs in the winter due to viruses, including the influenza virus. Infectious bronchitis can also be due to bacteria, especially if it follows an upper respiratory viral infection. It is possible to have viral and bacterial bronchitis at the same time.