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Chronic bronchitis pathology

Chronic bronchitis pathology

Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis

 

  • Inflammatory infiltrate in bronchial walls is composed of lymphocytes and plasma cells.
  • In their lumen are found desquamated epithelial cells (catarrhal inflammation) , and in event of exacerbation – catarrhal-purulent exudate.
  • In mucosa often occurs mataplasia of cylindric cilliated epithelium into multilayered squamous epithelium.
  • Goblet cells are hyperplastic, hyperplastic are also the  sero-mucous glands in the submucosal layer.
  • Muscularis mucosae  is hypertrophic.

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