Posts Tagged ‘Obliterative Bronchiolitis’

A Woman with Dyspnea

Posted by • June 10th, 2016

Bronchiolitis is a disease of the small airways, which are defined as airways less than 2 mm in diameter and without cartilage. The bronchioles are especially vulnerable to infectious or inhalational insults because of their narrow diameter. A 60-year-old woman was seen in a pulmonary clinic because of increasing dyspnea. Chest imaging revealed bronchiectasis and mild,… Read More…

Obliterative Bronchiolitis

Posted by • May 9th, 2014

First recognized as an occupational disorder, obliterative bronchiolitis is now the primary noninfectious pulmonary complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation and lung transplantation. A new review includes an update on recognition, treatment, and prevention. The histopathological features of obliterative bronchiolitis suggest that injury and inflammation of small-airway epithelial cells and subepithelial structures lead to excessive fibroproliferation,… Read More…