A malignant wheeze!

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.972

Authors

  • Kashyap Goyal AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, India.
  • Subodh Kumar | drkashyapgoyal@gmail.com AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, India.
  • Mayank Mishra AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, India.
  • Ritisha Bhatt AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, India.
  • Adabala Vijay Babu AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Anaesthesia, India.
  • Mukesh Tripathi AIIMS Rishikesh, Department of Anaesthesia, India.

Abstract

Asthma is a common disorder presenting with nonspecific features, which may mimic other conditions such as tracheal tumors. Tracheal tumors are often misdiagnosed as asthma. We report a case of a 38-year female who was being worked up for persistent wheeze that was initially attributed to acute asthma, only to be later discovered as tracheal tumor. A high index of suspicion for alternative diagnoses must be kept in mind while evaluating a patient who presents with clinical features suggestive of asthma, but fails to respond to standard therapy. The present case report emphasizes the fact that not all wheezes are asthma.

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Published
2018-11-29
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Asthma, mimic, wheeze.
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Goyal, Kashyap, Subodh Kumar, Mayank Mishra, Ritisha Bhatt, Adabala Vijay Babu, and Mukesh Tripathi. 2018. “A Malignant Wheeze!”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.972.

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