Conditions + Treatments

Acute Bronchitis in Children

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Overview

Bronchitis describes an inflammation of your child's large breathing tubes, or airways (properly called bronchi.)

  • There are several different types of bronchitis, but the two most common are chronic (which primarily affects adults) and acute.
  • Acute bronchitis, the inflammation of the mucous membranes of your child's bronchial tubes, is often a relatively mild condition.
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