Chronic bronchiolitis with associated eosinophilic lung disease (eosinophilic bronchiolitis)

Noboru Takayanagi, Minoru Kanazawa, Yoshinori Kawabata, Thomas V. Colby

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We encountered an adult patient with dyspnea, eosinophilia and bronchiolitis. He was diagnosed as having diffuse panbronchiolitis, and was treated with erythromycin for 3 years, but his symptoms had gradually worsened. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed marked eosinophilia, and video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy revealed chronic bronchiolitis with associated eosinophilic lung disease (eosinophilic bronchiolitis). To our knowledge, no case of eosinophilic bronchiolitis has been reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 9 2001



  • Bronchiolitis
  • Chronic eosinophilic bronchiolitis
  • Eosinophilic lung diseases
  • Follicular bronchiolitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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