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People who died from Bronchitis

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  • Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999)
    Yehudi Menuhin plays Bach Chaconne (Part 1) Yehudi Menuhin plays Paganini Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6: 3rd movement Yehudi Menuhin plays Mendelssohn violin concerto (excerpt) Yehud...
  • Pvt. (USA), Elisha Ryan Anderson (1837 - 1866)
    Photo: Craig Bond at Find A Grave "146 years ago this day at the age of 29 years Grandpa Elisha Anderson departed this life leaving his wife and 3 children in Perry County Ms. The letters he sent h...
  • June Allyson (1917 - 2006)
    June Allyson (born Eleanor Geisman) was an American film and television actress, popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was a major MGM contract star. Allyson won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress f...
  • Lorenzo Clark (1806 - 1901)
    LORENZO CLARK DEAD He Had Lived Almost Ninety-five Years. Lorenzo Clark, aged almost 95 years, died yesterday of old age and chronic bronchitis. He was born at Grafton, New Hampshire, May 25, 1806. Dur...
  • Capt. Hayne McMeekin (1832 - 1918)
    Censuses: 1880 1910 ? United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865 Find A Grave

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold.

Acute bronchitis usually has a cough that lasts around three weeks. In more than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection. These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact. Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust, and other air pollution. A small number of cases are due to high levels of air pollution or bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Bordetella pertussis. Treatment of acute bronchitis typically involves rest, paracetamol (acetaminophen), and NSAIDs to help with the fever.

Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years. Most people with chronic bronchitis have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tobacco smoking is the most common cause, with a number of other factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role. Treatments include quitting smoking, vaccinations, rehabilitation, and often inhaled bronchodilators and steroids. Some people may benefit from long-term oxygen therapy or lung transplantation.

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diseases. About 5% of adults are affected and about 6% of children have at least one episode a year. In 2010, COPD affects 329 million people or nearly 5% of the population. In 2013, it resulted in 2.9 million deaths up from 2.4 million deaths in 1990.

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