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Death in Asthmatics

Death in Asthmatics Thorax (1959), 14, 341. BY B. S. CARDELL AND R. S. BRUCE PEARSON From the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, King's College Hospital Medical School, London (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION APRIL 20, 1959) bronchitis" leaves some doubt as to which is the In recent years it has become accepted that primary disease: "bronchitis with bronchospasm " disorder asthma is not the benign which leads to implies a knowledge of functional pathology that we death that it was discomfort but never to thought do not possess and is almost certainly incorrect since the to be 30 years ago. Following pioneer paper oedema and mucus plugging in these cases are at and Koessler a number of of Huber (1922), least as likely as muscle spasm to cause respiratory of fatal cases and workers have published series obstruction. on the This commented pathological findings. Post-mortem examination was performed on 43 has reviewed literature been by Unger (1952), by cases. In 31 cases the necropsy was carried out by and Robertson and Sinclair Earle (1953), by one of us or material was available for study, and the and more recent are those of detailed observations on pathology are based on this (1954) reports group: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Thorax British Medical Journal

Death in Asthmatics

Thorax , Volume 14 (4) – Dec 1, 1959

Death in Asthmatics

Thorax , Volume 14 (4) – Dec 1, 1959

Abstract

Thorax (1959), 14, 341. BY B. S. CARDELL AND R. S. BRUCE PEARSON From the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, King's College Hospital Medical School, London (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION APRIL 20, 1959) bronchitis" leaves some doubt as to which is the In recent years it has become accepted that primary disease: "bronchitis with bronchospasm " disorder asthma is not the benign which leads to implies a knowledge of functional pathology that we death that it was discomfort but never to thought do not possess and is almost certainly incorrect since the to be 30 years ago. Following pioneer paper oedema and mucus plugging in these cases are at and Koessler a number of of Huber (1922), least as likely as muscle spasm to cause respiratory of fatal cases and workers have published series obstruction. on the This commented pathological findings. Post-mortem examination was performed on 43 has reviewed literature been by Unger (1952), by cases. In 31 cases the necropsy was carried out by and Robertson and Sinclair Earle (1953), by one of us or material was available for study, and the and more recent are those of detailed observations on pathology are based on this (1954) reports group:

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0040-6376
eISSN
1468-3296
DOI
10.1136/thx.14.4.341
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Abstract

Thorax (1959), 14, 341. BY B. S. CARDELL AND R. S. BRUCE PEARSON From the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, King's College Hospital Medical School, London (RECEIVED FOR PUBLICATION APRIL 20, 1959) bronchitis" leaves some doubt as to which is the In recent years it has become accepted that primary disease: "bronchitis with bronchospasm " disorder asthma is not the benign which leads to implies a knowledge of functional pathology that we death that it was discomfort but never to thought do not possess and is almost certainly incorrect since the to be 30 years ago. Following pioneer paper oedema and mucus plugging in these cases are at and Koessler a number of of Huber (1922), least as likely as muscle spasm to cause respiratory of fatal cases and workers have published series obstruction. on the This commented pathological findings. Post-mortem examination was performed on 43 has reviewed literature been by Unger (1952), by cases. In 31 cases the necropsy was carried out by and Robertson and Sinclair Earle (1953), by one of us or material was available for study, and the and more recent are those of detailed observations on pathology are based on this (1954) reports group:

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ThoraxBritish Medical Journal

Published: Dec 1, 1959

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