SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous
SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a severe idiopathic inflammatory disease that diffusely involves respiratory bronchioles of bilateral lungs. Chronic sinusitis is known to be associated with most of the cases. The airway inflammation is characterized by neutrophils, CD8+ lymphocytes and foamy macrophages, which leads to progressive airflow limitation and bronchiectasis. Because typical symptoms including productive cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness are observed both in DPB and asthma, the patients with DPB have often been treated as severe asthma. However, coexistence of these two diseases has not been reported.