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    Inflamed Bronchial Tubes in Asthma

    Inflamed Bronchial Tubes in Asthma

    Normal and inflamed bronchial tubes

    In asthma, the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) are inflamed. This can narrow the airways, causing shortness of breath and making it difficult to breathe.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
    Last Revised February 22, 2013

    Last Revised: February 22, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

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