Factors Different factors such as behavior and age may affect bronchitis

Factors different factors such as behavior and age

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FactorsDifferent factors such as behavior and age may affect bronchitis. Bronchitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. However, chronic bronchitis cases may be caused by smoking (Huether & McCance, 2017). Another factor is age. Bronchitis in children may not always be cause by a virus or bacterial. Instead, children may develop bronchitis from air pollutants (Darrow, Klein, Flanders, Mulholland, Tolbert, & Strickland, 2014). Children are more susceptible for air pollutants because they have higher breathing rate, and developing lungsand immune system (Darrow et al. 2014).
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ReferencesDarrow, L. A., Klein, M., Flanders, W. D., Mulholland, J. A., Tolbert, P. E., & Strickland, M. J. (2014). Air pollution and acute respiratory infections among children 0–4 years of age: An 18-year time-series study. American Journal Of Epidemiology, 180(10), 968-977.Hammer, G. G., & McPhee, S. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine. (7th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill EducationHuether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: MosbyKinkade, S., & Long, N. A. (2016). Acute Bronchitis. American Family Physician, 94(7), 560-565.
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