LOUIS E. PRICKMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HERMAN J. MOERSCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Bronchostenosis is a much more common complication of either allergic or infectious asthma than is generally believed. By bronchostenosis is meant a definite, localized, stricture-like narrowing of a bronchus. The lesion is felt to be primarily inflammatory in nature, and not referable to allergic edema or bronchial spasm. Two outstanding disturbances of function result when a bronchus becomes stenosed; first, the movement of air entering or leaving the segment of pulmonary tissue beyond the region of the stenosis is inhibited, and second, bronchial secretions which usually are excessive in asthma, are retained below the stenotic region so that a region
PRICKMAN LE, MOERSCH HJ. BRONCHOSTENOSIS COMPLICATING ALLERGIC AND INFECTIOUS ASTHMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:387–392. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-3-387
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(3):387-392.
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