Long-term course of bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans as late complication of smoke inhalation

S. Tasaka, M. Kanazawa, M. Mori, S. Fujishima, A. Ishizaka, F. Yamasawa, T. Kawashiro

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Abstract

We describe the long-term course of a patient with bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans, both of which developed as late complications of a smoke inhalation injury. Sequential chest X-rays obtained during the observation period showed gradual progression of bronchiectasis from the saccular to the cystic type. Symptoms, spirometry and blood gas analysis, however, remained stable for 15 years. We believe that symptoms and physiological derangement were due mainly to bronchiolitis obliterans, and that once the pathophysiological condition had been established following the initial injury, it could be maintained by conservative medical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalRespiration
Volume62
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Cystic bronchiectasis
  • Inhalation burn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Tasaka, S., Kanazawa, M., Mori, M., Fujishima, S., Ishizaka, A., Yamasawa, F., & Kawashiro, T. (1995). Long-term course of bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans as late complication of smoke inhalation. Respiration, 62(1), 40-42.