Single center experience of five diffuse panbronchiolitis patients clinically presenting as severe asthma

Kyung Hee Park, Hye Jung Park, Jae Hyun Lee, Jung Won Park

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Abstract

Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a bronchiolitis affecting the whole lung fields which can be treated by macrolide. Especially East Asian patients are more susceptible to diffuse panbronchiolitis. As asthma and DPB both can cause airway obstruction, differential diagnosis is important for the 2 diseases. Here we report 5 patients with DPB clinically presenting as severe asthma in Korea, who were well treated by macrolide. Among the 5 patients, 2 could stop their asthma inhalers and the other 3 could reduce asthma medications after diagnosis and treatment of DPB. In conclusion, considering DPB as differential diagnosis for asthmatics in Asian ethnic groups is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-828
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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