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Question Bronchitis vs Pneumonia

Can someone help clarify the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia in terms of:
1) Etiology
2) clinical presentation (signs and symptoms)
3) Investigations done, and results
4) Main distinguishing features between both

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1) etiology: acute bronchitis .. viral.. patient most like to be a smoker.. Sputum production--- white in color But can be yellow( not more than yellow).... any bronchitis if severe can cause hemoptysis

Chest exam in acute bronchitis: Most likey to be normal.. but don't completely rule it out if the question mentions crepitations. The most important distinguishing feature is that CXR will be normal.Also Low grade fever in comparison to the high grade.

so i mean to say: acute bronchitis is White sputum but don't exclude it if it says yellow or little blood. Exam normal but don't exclude it if it says rale but u will most likely have normal CXR.

Hope that helps..Corrections appreciated
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Question treatment of acute bronchitis

Great info
What about treatment of acute bronchitis?
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symptomatic ttt ony
antipyretic fever
antitussive cough
antibiotic 2ry bact.infection
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