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The broncho-pulmonary

Friday, February 5th, 2010

A) The viral bronchitis
Appear during seasonal changes, often epidemic.
Beginning as nasopharyngitis, headache, fever, muscle aches.
dry cough after 2 or 3 days.
an asthmatic attack may accompany the extreme ages of life.
No further consideration, outside the context of epidemiological and clinical examination.
Evolution
Healing spontaneously favorable, or as a result of treatment:

  • antipyretic
  • broncho-dilators if necessary.

Complications

  • Bacterial bronchitis (infection).
  • Cough with muco purulent sputum associated with relatively abundant dyspnea.
  • Bronchial, snoring, which may be accompanied by signs of respiratory control.
  • sometimes vital prognosis.

Signs of severity of bronchitis

  • Dimensions major
  • Sweating important
  • Cyanosis
  • Confusion
  • Pics hypertensive

(in this case, since resuscitation on respiratory decompensation in response to hypercapnia by hypoventilation.)
Investigations

  • Radio Lung etiology.
  • NFS VS if needed (hyper leukocytosis).
  • ECBC in cases of bronchitis repeatedly resistant to antibiotic treatments.

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