We report a case of bronchobronchiolitis obliterans associated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome diagnosed using bronchography and bronchoscopy in a 25-year-old man with dyspnea. Eighteen months prior to admission, the diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome due to anticonvulsant therapy was made at another hospital. On admission, the patient was wheezing and had overinflation of the lungs, with marked obstructive pulmonary dysfunction. Ventilation and perfusion scintigrams revealed multiple ventilation and perfusion defects but not mismatch. Bronchography revealed central bronchiectasis and obstruction of the peripheral bronchi. Occlusion of the fifth right basal bronchus was observed with fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Bronchography and bronchoscopy provide useful information for the diagnosis of this disease. (Internal Medicine 34: 772-775, 1995).
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