bronchiolitis obliterans


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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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Morgan's findings provide strong evidence that inhaled diketone vapors can produce airway fibrotic disease and support a causal relationship between workplace exposure to high concentrations of diketones and the development of bronchiolitis obliterans, according to John Morris, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome 2001: an update of the diagnostic criteria.
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: clinicopathologic review of a series of 45 Korean patients including rapidly progressive form.
Popcorn workers lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, is a severe, disabling and often fatal lung disease experienced by factory workers who produce or handle diacetyl, the artificial butter flavoring in popcorn.
BOOP" stands for bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia.
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It says exposure to the chemical may result in respiratory system irritation, shortness of breath, and suspected cumulative lung damage, including bronchiolitis obliterans.
Artificial butter flavoring appears to be causing a rare lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans in workers in a popcorn plant in Missouri who have been inhaling its fumes.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which is a unit of the Centers for Disease Control, conducted tests on rats to determine whether inhaling butter vapors causes plant workers to develop the lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans.
Evidence for oxidative stress in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung and heart-lung transplantation.
Chronic rejection is manifested histologically as bronchiolitis obliterans, a proliferative process that leads to blockage of the small airways in the lungs.

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