Childhood diffuse panbronchiolitis: A case report

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

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, cilt.40, sa.4, ss.354-357, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ppul.20280
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.354-357


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.