Chronic Bronchitis

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Mind Map on Chronic Bronchitis, created by aprintz on 07/24/2014.

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Chronic Bronchitis
1 defined as cough lasting for at least 3 months in winter 2 years in a row
1.1 increased secretion from the bronchial mucosa and obstruction of respiratory passages making it hard to get air in or out SOB, prolonged expiration, persistant cough and recurrent infection sometimes leading to fever and malaise
1.1.1 over time reduced chest expansion, cyanosis decreased alveolar ventilation and increased PaCO2. hypoxemia causing polycythemia. hypertension and cor pulmonale can develop
2 pathogenesis
2.1 inflammation and scarring of the bronchial lining
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