Reid index

Reid index is a pathological measurement of mucosal gland proliferation in chronic bronchitis. It is assessed by comparing the thickness of the mucous glandular tissue versus the distance from epithelium to the level of cartilage.

An index of < 0.4 is considered to be within normal limits.

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rID: 8872
System: Chest
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