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Bronchiolitis obliterans


Other Names for this Disease

  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
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Can bronchiolitis obliterans be treated?

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How might bronchiolitis obliterans be treated?

While there is no cure for this condition, treatment with corticosteroids can help to stabilize or slow its progression. Immunosuppressive therapies and lung transplants might also be used. Treatment is most effective during the early stages of the disease. If left untreated, bronchiolitis obliterans can be fatal.[1]
Last updated: 10/1/2012

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Obliterative bronchiolitis
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