SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster- Pediatrics
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Plastic bronchitis is an uncommon disease characterized by the formation of casts in the tracheobronchial three; it could produce severe airway obstruction. The casts are pasty and more cohesive than ordinary mucus. The casts can be mainly of fibrin with cellular infiltrates seen in asthma; cystic fibrosis, allergic broncho pulmonary aspergillosis, sickle cell disease, bacterial infections, ,influenza H1N1, and other viral infections; the mucus can be acellular consisting mainly of mucin with very few cells and usually in cyanotic congenital heart disease. Mortality is secondary to respiratory failure related to airway obstruction. We report a child diagnosed as plastic bronchitis with eosinophilic casts.