Hyperemia and edema of the mucous membranes
Production of mucopurulent exudates
Impairment of the productive function of the cilia, lymphatics, and phagocytes
Airway obstruction from:
Complaints that may precede upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms:
Onset of URTI symptoms:
Maintain adequate oxygenation
Bronchodilators if wheezing is present
Aggressive initial management of these patients is seldom required.
Underlying significant cardiopulmonary compromise
Ill patient with unclear diagnosis
No pulmonary compromise should be present...
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466.0 Acute bronchitis
466.11 Acute bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
490 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
466.19 Acute bronchiolitis due to other infectious o...
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