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Paediatr Respir Rev. 2005 Dec;6(4):292-300. Epub 2005 Nov 8.

Plastic bronchitis: new insights and a classification scheme.

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University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.

Abstract

Plastic bronchitis is a rare disease in which there is the formation of large gelatinous or rigid branching airway casts. The history of the disease is reviewed and a classification system is proposed based on our current understanding. This system classifies plastic bronchitis by clinical disease association and cast histology. A summary of the medical literature is included together with guidelines for treatment. The evidence for these treatment decisions is reviewed.

PMID:
16298313
DOI:
10.1016/j.prrv.2005.09.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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