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Bronchitis is an obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs.

Bronchitis can be acute (short-term), or chronic (long-lasting).

Chronic bronchitis is defined clinically as a persistent cough that produces sputum for at least three months in two consecutive years.

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