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"Bronchiolitis obliterans"

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    in the Netherlands found a strong connection between cases of a lung disorder, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, and food factory workers who were regularly exposed to diacetyl, inhaling the substance in large dosesRead more

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Bronchiolitis obliterans


Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), also called obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) and constrictive bronchiolitis (CB), is a rare and life-threatening form of non-reversible obstructive lung disease in which the bronchioles (small airway branches) are compressed and narrowed by fibrosis (scar tissue) and/or inflammation. Bronchiolitis obliterans is also sometimes used to refer to a particularly severe...More