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Eur J Pediatr. 2001 Apr;160(4):223-6.

Clinical and histopathological findings in two Turkish children with follicular bronchiolitis.

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Klinische Abteilung für Pädiatrische Pulmonologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde, Auenbruggerplatz 30, 8036 Graz, Austria.


We report on two Turkish children who presented with progressive airway obstruction. Open lung biopsy revealed follicular bronchiolitis. The children were treated with systemic steroids and various topical medications. Whereas the respiratory situation of patient 1 required immunosuppressive therapy, the condition of patient 2 stabilised without systemic medication.


Diagnosis of follicular bronchiolitis should be considered when children present with recurrent respiratory tract infections, progressive dyspnoea, and chronic bronchial obstruction. Children in whom follicular bronchiolitis is suspected should undergo open lung biopsy for confirmation of diagnosis.

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