Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in patients with diffuse panbronchiolitis
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.
Elevated concentrations of defensins in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in diffuse panbronchiolitis
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