Recurrent childhood bronchitis linked to greater risk for pneumonia, asthma in adulthood

Recurrent episodes of childhood bronchitis appear to be associated with increased risk for lung disease later in life, researchers reported in BMJ Open Respiratory Research.
“This is the first very long-term prospective study that has examined the relationship between childhood bronchitis severity with adult lung health outcomes,” Jennifer L. Perret, MD, respiratory and sleep epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, said in a related press release. “We have seen already that children with protracted bacterial bronchitis

Recurrent episodes of childhood bronchitis appear to be associated with increased risk for lung disease later in life, researchers reported in BMJ Open Respiratory Research.
“This is the first very long-term prospective study that has examined the relationship between childhood bronchitis severity with adult lung health outcomes,” Jennifer L. Perret, MD, respiratory and sleep epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, said in a related press release. “We have seen already that children with protracted bacterial bronchitis