Smoking-related Small airway disease--a review and update.

  title={Smoking-related Small airway disease--a review and update.},
  author={Mary Beth Beasley},
  journal={Advances in anatomic pathology},
  volume={17 4},
The term "small airway disease" has been used in reference to abnormalities occurring secondary to cigarette smoking in the context of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the small airways are the major site of obstruction in patients with COPD. The histologic features associated with smoking-related small airway disease are largely nonspecific and overlap with those of other bronchiolitides. The pathogenesis of smoking-related small airway disease is poorly understood; however… CONTINUE READING
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