Thursday, August 25, 2011

Constrictive bronchiolitis

For several years soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have been investigated at Vanderbilt Medical Center (referred from Fort Campbell Kentucky) for exertional dyspnea. This was regarded as a mysterious syndrome for several years. Imaging and physiologic studies were normal or non-specific. Biopsies revealed constrictive bronchiolitis in most. Exposure to sulfur fires may have been the culprit.

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