An overview of bronchiolitis in adults is provided here. The acute infectious bronchiolitis that occurs predominantly in young children and the idiopathic form of organizing pneumonia, also known as bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) are described separately. Bronchiolitis obliterans is a rare and dangerous condition seen in adults. This disease causes scarring in the bronchioles. This blocks the air passages creating an airway obstruction that can’t Author: Brindles Lee Macon And Matthew Solan.
Bronchiolitis in adults is the result of some sort of infection and a blood test will reveal the real infection and treatment can be given thereof. Symptoms of bronchiolitis in adults are difficulty in breathing, feverishness and a burning sensation in the chest. Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection among infants. It can cause coughing, wheezing, and a hard time with breathing. While most cases can be treated at home, it’s also the leading reason.
The epidemiology of bronchiolitis is poorly understood. Bronchiolitis in infants and children is recognized worldwide and often is associated with outbreaks of infection (especially, respiratory syncytial virus) .Adult bronchiolitis is rare and has not been well studied. Bronchiolitis is a general term used to describe non-specific inflammatory injury that primarily affects the small airways and generally limits the extent to interstice. In the adult clinic, conventional and high-resolution radiology and respiratory functional studies are suggestive of the diagnosis but the etiology usually requires tissue.
Bronchiolitis in adults. A reversible cause of airway obstruction associated with airway neutrophils and neutrophil products. In the past 4 yr, 16 adult patients were identified who had accelerated onset of a severe respiratory disorder (usually obstructive in nature) that was clinically distinct from the more commonly encountered chronic Cited by: 76. Bronchiolitis usually affects children under the age of 2, with a peak age of 3 to 6 months. It is a common, and sometimes severe illness. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause. More than half of all infants are exposed to this virus by their first birthday.