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Long-term lung function in postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans
  1. Martin Rosewich,
  2. Jonas Eckrich,
  3. Stefan Zielen
  1. Department of Allergy, Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis, Children's Hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Rosewich, Department of Allergy, Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis, Children's Hospital, Goethe-University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Martin.Rosewich{at}kgu.de

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We read with great interest the paper by Colom et al1 on pulmonary function of a paediatric cohort of patients with postinfectious bronchiolitis obliterans (BO). The authors concluded that pulmonary function remained severely impaired, showing an obstructive pattern with air trapping that slowly improved during childhood. In addition, they showed that nine (19%) patients developed thoracic deformity and seven (15.2%) bronchiectasis. On the first view, contrary to their findings, the FVC and FEV1 …

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