LUNG - Asthma

The left lung cut to show both lobes; the lungs are those of a child and showed marked mucous plugging the bronchi.
This child was a known asthmatic of uncertain severity; on the night before she died she was apparently continuously in difficulty and had a further attack early in the morning in which she died. At autopsy, the right lung weighed 240 g., the left 200; the lungs were over expanded and showed extensive mucous plugging of the bronchi; histologically, numerous eosinophils were demonstrated in the mucous and in the bronchial walls.