The management of acute bronchitis in children

  title={The management of acute bronchitis in children},
  author={Douglas M. Fleming and Alex J. Elliot},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={415 - 426}
Acute bronchitis is one of the most common infections reported in children under 5 years of age, and is a leading cause of hospitalisation. In general practice, confusion surrounds the clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis, especially when distinguishing it from asthma. The microbiological causes are mostly known, but the contribution of each is much less clear, and they are non-specific in their clinical expression in individual cases. Viral pathogens, particularly respiratory syncytial virus… 

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