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Bronchitis
Carlos S. Restrepo, MD; Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Chronic bronchitis (CB)
                • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
              • Definitions

                • CB defined clinically, not anatomically
                  • Productive cough on most days for ≥ 3 months in each of 2 consecutive years without other causes
                • COPD encompasses patients with CB, emphysema, and both

              IMAGING

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Bhatt SP et al: Imaging advances in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. insights from the genetic epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPDGene) study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 199(3):286-301, 2019
                                          2. Lynch DA et al: CT-definable subtypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a statement of the Fleischner Society. Radiology. 277(1):192-205, 2015
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Chronic bronchitis (CB)
                                                        • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • CB defined clinically, not anatomically
                                                          • Productive cough on most days for ≥ 3 months in each of 2 consecutive years without other causes
                                                        • COPD encompasses patients with CB, emphysema, and both

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Bhatt SP et al: Imaging advances in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. insights from the genetic epidemiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPDGene) study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 199(3):286-301, 2019
                                                                                  2. Lynch DA et al: CT-definable subtypes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a statement of the Fleischner Society. Radiology. 277(1):192-205, 2015