bronchiolitis obliterans


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Related to bronchiolitis obliterans: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

bron·chi·ol·i·tis fi·bro·sa ob·li·te·rans

obstruction of bronchioles and alveolar ducts by fibrous granulation tissue induced by mucosal ulceration; the condition may follow inhalation of irritant gases (see silo-filler's lung) or may complicate pneumonia; associated with obstructive findings (see unilateral hyperlucent lung, Swyer-James syndrome).

bronchiolitis obliterans

a form of bronchiolitis in which the exudate is not expectorated but becomes organized and obliterates the bronchial tubes, causing collapse of the affected part of the lungs.

bronchiolitis obliterans

Bronchiolitis in which the bronchioles and, occasionally, some of the smaller bronchi are partly or completely obliterated by nodular masses that contain granulation and fibrotic tissue.
See also: bronchiolitis
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Additionally, the chemically induced rodent bronchiolitis obliterans model could be used to evaluate drugs that prevent progression of the disease.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Bronchiolitis Obliterans.
6 million verdict to a 38 year-old Tongan American man who was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of work exposure to the toxic chemical, diacetyl.
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The findings prompt the authors to conclude that one in four cases of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and almost 30 percent (28 percent) of deaths in lung transplant recipients across the country could be attributed to living near a major road.
Emerging Toxins" discusses recently recognized causes of bronchiolitis obliterans (nylon flock, popcorn flavoring) and the effects of various wood treatments (mercuric chloride, creosote, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and copper-chromium arsenate).
3,14) Attempts to radiographically diagnose the individual eosinophilic lung diseases have met with limited success: a study of high resolution CAT scans in 81 patients was not able to distinguish between CEP and bronchiolitis obliterans in the majority of patients.
18) Also, CMV infection remains an important cause of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), described later.
Distinctive airspaces or small airway lesions resembling bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia were also detected.
Bronchiolitis obliterans is a chronic disease in which the lungs constantly deteriorate.

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