bronchitis

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inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

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The family were told two years ago that the strain his heart had put on his lungs had caused plastic bronchitis, a condition that Liam has bravely learnt to live with.
Complications included pleural effusion (5 patients), pneumomediastinum (6), atelectasis (6), myositis (2), and plastic bronchitis (1).
An international group of pediatric bronchoscopists discuss technical aspects in preparation for and performance of the procedure, from common to specialized applications like bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial biopsy, interventional bronchoscopy, and total-lung lavage; potential alternatives such as rigid and virtual bronchoscopy; the bronchoscopic appearance of the normal upper and lower airways and congenital and acquired abnormalities; and application to conditions like asthma, atelectasis and plastic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and other chronic suppurative lung diseases, endobronchial tuberculosis, chronic cough, lung transplantation, and immunosuppression.
He has had to undergo a further two operations because he also suffers from plastic bronchitis, a condition thought to affect as few as 12 people worldwide.
Eventually I discovered that he seemed to have a very rare condition called plastic bronchitis where the fluid that surrounds the lungs leaks into them.