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Treatment of Diffuse Tracheomalacia Secondary to Relapsing Polychondritis With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Maria Adliff; Dianne Ngato; Shaf Keshavjee; Scott Brenaman; John T Granton
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From the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(6):1701-1704. doi:10.1378/chest.112.6.1701
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Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare disease characterized by recurrent inflammation and destruction of the cartilaginous structures. Tracheobronchial chondritis is a dreaded complication of RP. We wish to report a case of RP of the trachea and bronchi which was treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure.


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