Medical Definition of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia

1. A disease formerly considered a form of interstitial pneumonia. Its aetiology is obscure but it may be associated with toxic fumes, infection, and connective tissue disease. Clinical symptoms include cough, dyspnea and influenza-like symptoms with the development of the usual interstitial pneumonia in many cases. Obstructive symptoms are limited to smokers. There are patchy polypoid masses of intra-alveolar granulation tissue in small airway lumina and alveolar ducts. "organizing" refers to unresolved pneumonia (in which the alveolar exudate persists and eventually undergoes fibrosis) in which fibrous tissue forms in the alveoli. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia

bronchioalveolar
bronchiogenic
bronchiolar
bronchiolar adenocarcinoma
bronchiolar carcinoma
bronchiolar exocrine cell
bronchiole
bronchiolectasia
bronchiolectasis
bronchioles
bronchioli
bronchioli respiratorii
bronchiolitis
bronchiolitis fibrosa obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans
bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (current term)
bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia
bronchiolo-
bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma
bronchioloalveolar
bronchioloalveolar adenocarcinoma
bronchiolopulmonary
bronchiolus
bronchiolus terminalis
bronchiostenosis
bronchitic
bronchitic asthma
bronchitides
bronchitis
bronchitis obliterans

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