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What causes plastic bronchitis?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 in General Health
Question: Hey question. I met a young lady and we are just friends. She confided in me that she lost a daughter to congenital heart disease and plastic bronchitis. What is plastic bronchitis?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Plastic bronchitis is due to lymphatic obstruction.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I am so glad to hear again from you.
Your morning questions made my day.
I am so happy for you.
Plastic bronchitis is commonly seen with children.
It is caused by lymphatic obstruction.
So lymph drainage is not possible. So lymphatic glands in airways secret thick, rubbery, gelatinous secretions in expectoration which are very hard to cough out and hence cause breathing difficulty.
Plastic nature of secretions is the cause for the name 'plastic bronchitis'.
It is commonly associated with other congenital conditions like congenital heart disease.
At what age she died?
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 hours later
Good morning my friend. She died at age of 14. It has not been one full year since she died.

I keep fighting the anxiety. I have greatly improved but have the anxiety making it difficult to get over

I will find out, It may be in 18 hours
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Which congenital heart disease she had?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Do you know which congenital heart disease she had?
I am very curious because plastic bronchitis is very rare. So I want to know more about it.
Hope you won't mind.
Thanks.

Brief Answer:
Are you taking anything for anxiety?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I will wait for that.
What about anxiety? Why it is still there?
Are you taking anything for anxiety?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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