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Pneumonia and bronchiolitis in developing countries
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    Distinction between bronchopneumonia, acute bronchiolitis, and asthma

    Acute bronchiolitis and asthma come under the category of obstructive airway disease while bronchopneumonia does not. The main clinical manifestation of an obstructive airway disease would be hyperinflation that would have the clinical features of viscero-ptosis (upper border of liver pushed down), and loss of cardiac dullness on chest percussion.The other clinical feature of obstructive airway disease is prolonged expi...

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