Evidence-Based Acute Bronchitis Therapy

  title={Evidence-Based Acute Bronchitis Therapy},
  author={K. Tackett and A. Atkins},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacy Practice},
  pages={586 - 590}
Acute bronchitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the large airways within the lung accompanied by a cough lasting from 1 to 3 weeks. The inflammation occurs as a result of an airway infection or environmental trigger, with viral infections accounting for an estimated 89% to 95% of cases. Symptomatic treatment of cough is primarily required for patients, though in most cases the condition is self-limiting. Therapy consists of both nonpharmacological and pharmacological options to… Expand
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