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Eosinophilic lung disease with plastic bronchitis and bronchiectasis in an adolescent male.

Research paper by Habiba H Hussain, Nizar N Kherallah

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Clinical Case Reports



Abstract

Any case of unresolving chronic pneumonia with expectoration of thick mucoid plugs should have high index of suspicion for plastic/cast bronchitis, requiring early flexible bronchoscopy with lavage and histopathologic evaluation. Associated presence of idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is unusual and could be considered as a cause for atypical plastic bronchitis complicated by bronchiectasis.