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Inflammation of the BRONCHIOLES leading to an obstructive lung disease. Bronchioles are characterized by fibrous granulation tissue with bronchial exudates in the lumens. Clinical features include a nonproductive cough and DYSPNEA.

A form that is characterized by partial or complete obstruction of bronchiolar lumens resulting from chronic bronchiolar inflammation, scarring, and smooth muscle hypertrophy.

A form that is histologically characterized by intraluminal polyps of organizing connective tissue.

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