She suffers from obliterative bronchiolitis, a narrowing of the airways into her lungs caused by drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis taken since she was seven.
What does OB stand for?
OB stands for Obliterative Bronchiolitis
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We have 18 other meanings of OB in our Acronym Attic
- Operatives Abwehrzentrum (German: Operative Response Centre)
- Oudst Aanwezend Zeeofficier (Dutch)
- Oak Bluffs (Massachusetts)
- Oberbürgermeister (German: mayor of a larger city)
- Oberkommandierender (German CINC)
- Oberkommando (German: High Command)
- Obex (neuroanatomy, part of brain)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The cash will go to the Breathtakers charity, which helps support victims of the disease obliterative bronchiolitis.
In December last year, suffering obliterative bronchiolitis and chronic organising pneumonia, the Gazette reported how he needed a fourth transplant.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, examined the issue because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans.
The next five chapters discuss small airways disorders in adults, including asthma, infectious and noninfectious small airways disorders, obliterative bronchiolitis, and smoking-related airway diseases.
Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans.
Success was also measured in terms of whether patients developed histologically proven obliterative bronchiolitis or bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, both of which flag chronic rejection.