plastic bronchitis


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fi·brin·ous bron·chi·tis

inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane, accompanied by a fibrinous exudation, which often forms a cast of the bronchial tree with severe obstruction of air flow.

plastic bronchitis

Bronchitis marked by violent cough and paroxysms of dyspnea in which casts of the bronchial tubes are expectorated.
See also: bronchitis
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I said they might look at it to find something out about plastic bronchitis as it is such a rare condition.
In 1 patient who had an asthma attack, plastic bronchitis developed and the patient required invasive mechanical ventilation for 5 days.
After more visits with his mum Christine to doctors and hospital, Sam was found to have pneumonia and plastic bronchitis - a rare ailment which produces airwaysblocking mucus that can trigger heart failure.