Describe in detail the pathophysiological process of bronchitis.

Tammy is a 33-year-old who presents for evaluation of a
cough. She reports that about 3 weeks ago she developed a “really bad
cold” with rhinorrhea. The cold seemed to go away but then she developed a
profound, deep, mucus-producing cough. Now, there is no rhinorrhea or
rhinitisthe primary problem is the cough. She develops these coughing fits
that are prolonged, very deep, and productive of a lot of green sputum. She
hasn’t had any fever but does have a scratchy throat. Tammy has tried
over-the-counter cough medicines but has not had much relief. The cough keeps
her awake at night and sometimes gets so bad that she gags and dry heaves.
Through and extensive work-up, she is diagnosed with bronchitis.

What is the etiology of bronchitis?
Describe in detail the pathophysiological process of
bronchitis.
Identify hallmark signs identified from the physical exam
and symptoms.
Describe the pathophysiology of complications of bronchitis.

What teaching related to her diagnosis would you provide?
Tammy is a 33-year-old who presents for evaluation of a
cough. She reports that about 3 weeks ago she developed a “really bad
cold” with rhinorrhea. The cold seemed to go away but then she developed a
profound, deep, mucus-producing cough. Now, there is no rhinorrhea or
rhinitisthe primary problem is the cough. She develops these coughing fits
that are prolonged, very deep, and productive of a lot of green sputum. She
hasn’t had any fever but does have a scratchy throat. Tammy has tried
over-the-counter cough medicines but has not had much relief. The cough keeps
her awake at night and sometimes gets so bad that she gags and dry heaves.
Through and extensive work-up, she is diagnosed with bronchitis.What is the etiology of bronchitis?Describe in detail the pathophysiological process of
bronchitis.Identify hallmark signs identified from the physical exam
and symptoms.Describe the pathophysiology of complications of bronchitis.What teaching related to her diagnosis would you provide?

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