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A malignant wheeze!

Kashyap Goyal, Subodh Kumar, Mayank Mishra, Ritisha Bhatt, Adabala Vijay Babu, Mukesh Tripathi
  • Kashyap Goyal
    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.

Keywords

Asthma; mimic; wheeze.

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Submitted: 2018-06-06 19:23:48
Published: 2018-11-29 14:38:22
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