bronchiolitis obliterans

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bronchiolitis obliterans

[‚bräŋ·kē·ō′līd·əs ō′blid·ə‚ranz]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the bronchioles with the formation of an exudate and fibrous tissue that obliterate the lumen.
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Dr Graham Burns, consultant physician in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "That particular chemical - diacetyl - is associated with an unusual but well-established lung condition called popcorn worker's lung.
The only trouble is that diacetyl is an irritant and may be dangerous to humans in high doses, having been linked to a disease known as Popcorn Worker's Lung.