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Bronchial Asthma Induced by an Antithyroid Drug*

Rosa Daniela Grembiale, MD; Saverio Naty, MD; Carmela Iorio, PhD; Natascia Crispino, MD; Girolamo Pelaia, MD; Carmelindo Mario Enrico Tranfa, MD
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*From Respiratory Pathophysiology (Drs. Grembiale, Naty, Iorio, Crispino, and Tranfa), and Department of Pharmacobiological Sciences (Dr. Pelaia), University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.

Correspondence to: Rosa Daniela Grembiale, MD, Policlinico Universitario “Mater Domini”, Via T. Campanella, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy; e-mail: rdgrembiale@unicz.it



Chest. 2001;119(5):1598-1599. doi:10.1378/chest.119.5.1598
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We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who suffered from a severe asthma exacerbation as a consequence of an antithyroid drug treatment prescribed for her multinodular, hyperfunctioning goiter. Asthma symptoms were associated with a very significant increase in the number of eosinophils, detected in both blood and induced sputum.


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