What is the prognosis of acute bronchitis?

Updated: Sep 18, 2020
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Patients with acute bronchitis have a good prognosis. Bronchitis is almost always self-limited in individuals who are otherwise healthy, although it may result in absenteeism from work and school. Severe cases occasionally produce deterioration in patients with significant underlying cardiopulmonary disease or other comorbidities.


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