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Avav 08-18-2012 11:10 AM

sudden onset, chronic bronchitis
I had a sudden onset of breathing difficulty - mainly difficulty exhaling. No cough. Tests ( CT Scan) showed mild chronic bronchitis. I'm confused - how can something chronic come as a sudden onset? How come there's no cough - just a thickening of the bronchus? I'm a non smoker

quincy 08-19-2012 11:04 AM

Re: sudden onset, chronic bronchitis
Did you have a cold over the past month or so?


Avav 08-19-2012 01:06 PM

Re: sudden onset, chronic bronchitis
[QUOTE=quincy;5042314]Did you have a cold over the past month or so?

q[/QUOTE] cold. What you are referring to Is acute bronchitis. It shows up increase scans as an allergic reaction and inflamed passageways. However, this is a chronic case ( the bronchus is permanently thickened ). That is what has me confused. Typically, this happens to smokers - and is accompanied by a cough. Mine is non smoker, no cough - yet thickened bronchus indicating chronic bronchitis.


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