The course of plastic bronchitis in children

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Plastic bronchitis (PB) is a rare disease that occurs at any age patients with cardiovascular or pulmonary pathology. The pathogenesis of bronchial casts formation is not completely clear. Dense casts obturate the lumen of the bronchi, causing the formation of atelectasis. The extremely high heterogeneity of the clinical manifestations of plastic bronchitis makes timely diagnosis a difficult problem. Recommendations for the management of such patients have not been developed, the most effective and universal interventions are sanitation bronchoscopy and physical methods to restore the patency of the respiratory tract. The composition of inhalation nebulizer therapy is different, its use allows you to avoid relapses of the disease. The article provides a detailed review of modern descriptions of PB in children, a clinical case of PB in a 3-year-old child.

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Alexander B. Malakhov

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Moscow, Russia

Ekaterina A. Yablokova

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Email: catcom@list.ru
Moscow, Russia

Maksim I. Tkachev

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Moscow, Russia

Irina V. Kovalenko

Morozov Children's City Clinical Hospital

Moscow, Russia

Irina A. Sokolina

Scientific and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies

Moscow, Russia

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