School of Medicine Publications and Presentations
Plastic bronchitis is characterized by the formation of bronchial casts that form in airways with the potential to cause obstruction. It is most commonly seen in pediatric patients with cyanotic heart disease. It is rare in adults, especially those without chronic lung or rheumatologic disease.
LaPelusa, M., Hamid, A., Ojeda-Damas, D., Ansari, R., Thunuguntla, S., Concha, D., Ramos, C., Garcia, L., & Hanley, J. (2019). COUGHING UP CASTS: AN ADULT CASE OF PLASTIC BRONCHITIS. Chest, 156(4), A1944–A1945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.1931
CHEST Annual Meeting
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