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Signs & Symptoms Pulmonology

Chronic Bronchitis
Signs and Symptoms

People with chronic bronchitis develop a persistent mucus-producing cough that is present most days of the month, or for three months of the year for two successive years. Other symptoms include frequent clearing of the throat and shortness of breath.

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