panbronchiolitis

pan·bron·chi·o·li·tis

(pan'bron-kē-ō-lī'tis),
Idiopathic inflammation and obstruction of bronchioles, eventually accompanied by bronchiectasis; cases originally reported are almost all from Japan.

panbronchiolitis

[panbrong′kē·əlī′tis]
chronic inflammation and obstruction of the bronchioles caused by the accumulation of foam cells. It usually leads to bronchiectasis.
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5) There is also a single report describing diffuse panbronchiolitis with symptoms that preceded those of UC, and improvement in the respiratory disease after colectomy.
10-12) In particular, there are several reports of increased serum CA 19-9 in several benign lung diseases including diffuse panbronchiolitis, emphysema, fibrosis, and bronchiectasis.
The signs and symptoms of COPD often overlap other diseases, such as asthma, congestive heart failure, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis, obliterative bronchiolitis, and diffuse panbronchiolitis.
42) Recurrence of the primary disease has been described with many conditions, including sarcoidosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, talc granulomatosis, diffuse panbronchiolitis, and alveolar proteinosis.
Azithromycin therapy for patients with intractable diffuse panbronchiolitis.
Pathologic manifestations of bronchiolitis, constrictive bronchiolitis, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, and diffuse panbronchiolitis.
Increased concentrations of human beta-defensins in plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with diffuse panbronchiolitis.
Low-dose, long-term erythromycin therapy has been reported to treat diffuse panbronchiolitis and bronchiectasis by anti-inflammatory mechanisms rather than through its inherent antibacterial mechanisms.
One might classify these diseases according to whether the histologic patterns, along with clinical and radiologic correlation, show changes diagnostic of a particular disease; however, except for diffuse idiopathic neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia and diffuse panbronchiolitis, and arguably follicular bronchiolitis and respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease, the histologic changes, such as cellular bronchiolitis and fibrotic changes, are typically not specific for a distinctive etiology.
Elevated levels of soluble adhesion molecules in serum of patients with diffuse panbronchiolitis.