pathological triad

pathological triad

the combination of three respiratory disease conditions: bronchospasm, retained secretions, and mucosal edema. This triad is typically found in chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is treated with bronchodilators, hydration, mucolytics, and decongestants.
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DISCUSSION: Hallervorden Spatz syndrome encompasses several disorders which share the clinical features of progressive extrapyramidal dysfunction and dementia with pathological triad of iron deposition, axonal spheroids and gliosis in the globus pallidum.