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).
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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