tracheobronchitis: a disease in humans or only dogs?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Friedrich, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Friedrich

    Friedrich Guest

    I know a doctor who diagnoses patients with tracheobronchitis. It sounds very impressive since you
    don't hear it elsewhere. It reminds me of another great doctor who likes to throw around the word
    "bronchiectasis," which is definitely a human condition, but not so common that you should hear it
    used every single day. A search on WebMD for "tracheobronchitis" turns up nothing. A search on
    Google reveals that this is a disease of dogs, also known as "kennel cough." Has anyone else heard
    of this disease in humans? Is it a creative invention of this particular internist or maybe an
    outdated term? Thanks for any info. Just curious since it was applied to a family member recently.