Chronic bronchitis is an infection of the trachea and bronchi for at least 3 consecutive months for more than 2 consecutive years.
The patient experiences symptoms of increase in dyspnea, sputum volume and sputum purulence over baseline on most days.
Diagnosis is basically based on clinical presentation.
Many patients with HIV receiving ongoing treatment frequently engage in recreational drug use, a new cross-sectional study reports. Unfortunately, these substances may interfere with clinical outcomes and may potentially interact with the antiretroviral agents.