Plastic bronchitis: resolution after heart transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Plastic bronchitis (PB) is a rare cause of obstructive airway disease in patients who have undergone partially corrective surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). The etiology of plastic bronchitis in such patients is ill-defined, and treatment is ineffective. We report resolution of PB and severe obstructive airway disease after heart transplantation in a patient with CHD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • ElMallah, MK; Prabhakaran, S; Chesrown, SE

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 824 - 825

PubMed ID

  • 21465672

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-0496

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ppul.21432


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States