MCQ – 88670

Question

An 8-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department because of shortness of breath and dry cough for 2 days. His symptoms began after he helped his father clean the basement. He is allergic to shellfish. Respirations are 26/min. Physical examination shows diffuse end-expiratory wheezing and decreased inspiratory-to-expiratory ratio. This patient’s symptoms are most likely being caused by inflammation of which of the following structures?

A. Alveoli

B.

Pleural cavity

C.

Respiratory bronchioles

D.

Terminal bronchioles

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