panbronchiolitis, diffuse

panbronchiolitis, diffuse

(păn″brŏng-kē-ō-lī′tĭs) [Gr. pan, entire, + L. bronchiolus, air passage, + Gr. -itis, inflammation of]
A rare chronic obstructive lung disease in which small lung nodules form, sometimes in association with sinus disease. It is typically found in people of Japanese ancestry.