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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Kerschner, "Management of plastic bronchitis in a child with mild intermittent asthma," Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, vol.
Tsuchiya et al., "Successful treatment of severe asthma-associated plastic bronchitis with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation," Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research, vol.
Ratjen, "Plastic bronchitis as an unusual cause of mucus plugging in cystic fibrosis," Pediatric Pulmonology, vol.
The diagnosis of plastic bronchitis is confirmed by recovery of casts that have been coughed up or visualized during a bronchoscopy.
The prognosis of plastic bronchitis is generally favorable if the disease is properly treated at the beginning and if the research of associated diseases is negative.
Abbreviations MTB/RIF: Mycobacterium tuberculosis PB: Plastic bronchitis. Consent
Various treatments for plastic bronchitis have been described and vary from cast removal by expectoration or by bronchoscopy (7,8).
Plastic bronchitis: new insights and a classification scheme.
Plastic bronchitis mimicking foreign body aspiration that needs a specific diagnostic procedure.