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Diagnosis of Vocal Cord Dysfunction*: The Utility of Spirometry and Plethysmography

Nicholas E. Vlahakis, MD; Ashokakumar M. Patel, MD, FCCP; Nicolas E. Maragos, MD; Kenneth C. Beck, PhD
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*From the Department of Internal Medicine (Drs. Vlahakis, Patel, and Beck), Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Dr. Maragos), Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Nicholas E. Vlahakis, MD, Stabile Building, Room 8-62, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail: vlahakis.nicholas@mayo.edu



Chest. 2002;122(6):2246-2249. doi:10.1378/chest.122.6.2246
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Herein we present a patient with dyspnea and dysphonia, who had previously received a diagnosis of asthma and was treated for asthma, but the final diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) was established, in part, with pulmonary function testing.

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