reactive airways disease


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An inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by reversible (in most cases) inflammation and narrowing of the airway. Originally, a term used to mean "difficult breathing"; now used to denote bronchial asthma.
Synonym(s): reactive airways disease.
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Zhou, "Using computer-based medical records to predict mortality risk for inner-city patients with reactive airways disease," Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol.
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Physicians and parents should consider the possibility of asthma if a child is repeatedly diagnosed with reactive airways disease, recurrent bronchitis, chronic cough, wheezy bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, or recurrent bronchiolitis.
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