mucosa of bronchi

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mu·co·sa of bron·chi

the inner coat of a bronchus.
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Lung infections caused by Aspergillus result from an infection in the bronchial mucosa and are considered ideal for the use of inhaled medicines.
Tracheal and bronchial mucosa was hyperaemic and the airways contained traces of white soft porridge.
A bronchoscopy was remarkable for whitish secretions in all the bronchial tree, as well as mild erythematous, edematous, and friable bronchial mucosa from the carina to all segments.
This convoluted and dilated vascular leads to a pressure corrosion of the bronchial mucosa with consequent rupture of the vascular wall, and it may eventually cause severe hemorrhage.[3] The bronchoscopists usually described it as small mucosa-colored tumor-like lesions with a few millimeters in diameter or length, which have a benign appearance under bronchoscope.
[1, 2, 3] BAL aspiration provides material of a larger area of the bronchial mucosa. [4]
In bronchoscopic examination, there were multiple purplish-reddish plaques on the bronchial mucosa, which were consistent with pulmonary KS.
Infiltration by lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils as well as mast cells in the bronchial mucosa along with epithelium hyperplasia in the bronchialregion were the characteristic features of this chronic inflammation of lungs.55,56 Histological studies of lungs from AR control mice showed the presence of cells with inflammatory infiltration and epithelium hyperplasia in alveoli.
Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen revealed markedly inflamed bronchial mucosa consisting of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils and rare fungal hyphae, which were consistent with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).
An increased eosinophilic inflammation in bronchial mucosa has been also noticed, in association with respiratory epithelium basement membrane thickening, and a fast decline of lung function despite the aggressive corticosteroid therapy.
Increased eosinophil and T lymphocyte numbers in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and bronchial mucosa are characteristic features of the inflammatory response in asthmatic patients and correlate with the severity of the disease [5].
Electronic bronchoscopy revealed significant swelling and hypertrophy of the tracheal and bronchial mucosa (Figure 1).
Relationship between activated eosinophils of the bronchial mucosa and serum eosinophil cationic protein in atopic asthma.