Bronchitis without pneumonia is almost alway viral in etiology and antibiotic therapy is NOT recommended
NOTE: Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)
- May mimic acute bronchitis and is under-diagnosed.
- Higher incidence seen in adults on Vancouver Island.
- Investigate if persistent cough (greater than 3 weeks), especially if associated with vomiting.
Category: Respiratory Tract Infections