Childhood diffuse panbronchiolitis: A case report

Aslan A., Ozcelik U., Talim B., Haliloglu M., Dogru D., Dalgic F., ...More

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, vol.40, no.4, pp.354-357, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.20280
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-357
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening lower respiratory tract disease that is particulary common in Japanese people. If left untreated, it progresses to bronchiectasis, respiratory failure, and death. Lack of familiarity with DPB in the non-Far East may result in a failure to correctly diagnose and treat this disorder. We describe a child with DPB. We suggest that DPB is a sinopulmonary disease that is not exclusive to the Asian population and to adults. Its clinical and radiological features should be better known by pediatric pulmonary physicians.