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hemorrhagic bronchitis

 

Definition: chronic bronchitis due to infection with spirochetes (although other bacteria are usually present and contribute to infection); characterized by cough and bloody sputum.

Synonym(s): bronchopulmonary spirochetosis, bronchospirochetosis, Castellani bronchitis

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