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bronchiolitis obliterans


inflammatory obstruction of the lung's bronchioles that become damaged and inflamed by chemical particles or respiratory infections, particularly after organ transplants, leading to extensive scarring that blocks the airways

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Practical applications of this system can be illustrated through the ‘popcorn disease’ example. In 2003, a HHE was carried out following reports of several cases of serious respiratory problems among employees in a popcorn factory. The rare lung disease (bronchiolitis obliterans) seemed to originate from exposure to a volatile flavouring: diacetyl (butter flavouring).

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work — EU-OSHA "Methodologies to identify work-related diseases: Review of sentinel and alert approaches ",


  • Български: облитериращ бронхиолит
  • Čeština: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Dansk: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Deutsch: Bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Ελληνικά: αποφρακτική βρογχιολίτιδα
  • English: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Español: bronquiolitis obliterante
  • Eesti: oblitereeriv bronhioliit
  • Suomi: tukkeava bronkioliitti
  • Français: bronchiolite oblitérante
  • Hrvatski: obliterantni bronhiolitis
  • Magyar: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Íslenska: lokandi berkjungabólga
  • Italiano: bronchioliote obliterante
  • Lietuvių: obliteruojantis bronchiolitas
  • Latviešu: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Malti: bronkjolite obliteranti
  • Nederlands: bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Norsk: obliterativ bronkiolitt
  • Polski: zarostowe zapalenie oskrzelików
  • Português: bronquiolite obliterante
  • Română: bronșiolită obliterantă
  • Slovenčina: bronchiolitída obliterans
  • Slovenščina: obliterirajoči bronhiolitis
  • Svenska: obliterativ bronkiolit