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Bronchitis (cont.)

Is Chronic Bronchitis Contagious?

Chronic bronchitis describes a group of symptoms (including airway inflammation, over-production of phlegm, and cough), which can have various causes and are the result of repeated injury or irritation to the lungs.

  • Chronic bronchitis is not contagious if the cause is due to:
    • smoking,
    • air pollution, or
    • other inhaled irritants.
  • Chronic bronchitis is contagious if the cause is viral or bacterial infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014
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