Histology Course S IV 4 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S IV 4 bronchial asthma PAS further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: J46

25-year-old female, death due to status asthmaticus. Autopsy specimen.

- Mucous mass in bronchial lumina
- Increase in bronchial glands
- In bronchial wall infiltrates of lymphocytes and plasma cells as well as eosinophilic granulocytes and some mast cells
- Hyperplasia of smooth muscle cells also in small bronchi and bronchioles, creating the appearance of mucosal folds
- Mucous retention in bordering alveoli and occurrence of macrophages containing cytoplasm with fine vacuoles