Tracheitis

(redirected from bacterial tracheitis)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to bacterial tracheitis: croup

Tracheitis

 

an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea. It often accompanies inflammations of the upper respiratory tract caused by infections or toxins. The principal symptom of tracheitis is a cough that intensifies in the morning. Tracheitis is treated by inhaling aerosols; chronic tracheitis is treated by climatotherapy.

References in periodicals archive ?
aureus is the organism most often responsible for bacterial tracheitis, there has been some concern that an uptick in cases will be seen as a result of widespread outbreaks of methicillin-resistant S.
An antibiotic was also prescribed to cover for possible bacterial tracheitis.
Bacterial tracheitis, a relatively uncommon infection, may have outpaced viral croup and epiglottitis as the most common potentially life-threatening upper airway infection in children, based on data from 127 patients treated in a single hospital between 1997 and 2006.