Adult Bronchiolitis Four adult patients with biopsy-proven bronchiolitis were identified and prospectively evaluated. Each patient presented with the rapid onset (weeks to months) of severe respiratory disease that was clinically distinct from asthma, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and bottomed.xyz by: Adult bronchiolitis is rare and has not been well studied. Many cases are associated with accidents that result in inhalation injuries. This chapter reviews the clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic findings of the bronchiolar syndromes in adults and is .
Bronchiolitis is a general term used to describe a nonspecific inflammatory injury that primarily affects the small airways (eg, 2 mm or less in diameter without cartilage) (picture 1), often sparing a considerable portion of the interstitium [ ]. An overview of bronchiolar disorders in adults is provided here. Bronchiolitis is a general term used to describe non-specific inflammatory injury that primarily affects the small airways and generally limits the extent to interstice. In the adult clinic, conventional and high-resolution radiology and respiratory functional studies are suggestive of the diagnosis but the etiology usually requires tissue.
In the past 4 yr, 16 adult patients were identified who had accelerated onset of a severe respiratory disorder (usually obstructive in nature) that was clinically distinct from the more commonly encountered chronic obstructive disorders (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency).Cited by: Bronchiolitis (plural: bronchiolitides) is a broad term that refers to any form of inflammation of the bronchioles. It is often used in situations where there inflammation primarily occurs in airways smaller than 2 mm 6. It can carry variable clinical, .