A malignant wheeze!

Submitted: June 6, 2018
Accepted: November 18, 2018
Published: November 29, 2018
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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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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.