An inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs
Most prevelant in winter.
Generally part of an URTI.
It may develop after a common cold or other viral infection of the nasopharynx throat or bronchi.
Often has secondary bacterial infection.
Signs and Symptoms
Back and muscle pain.
Onset of a distressing cough usually signals onset of bronchitis.
Cough starts off dry and later produces mucous.
Considering the above information, could Pat have Bronchitis?
If you get stuck use the link (Ref 8) in the materials section to see the NHS Bronchitis management page.
Ref 8: Acute Bronchitis Management