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Diffuse Tracheal Narrowing With Recurrent Bronchopulmonary Infections*

Sidney S. Braman, MD, FCCP
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*From the ACCP-SEEK program, reprinted with permission. Items are selected by Department Editors Richard S. Irwin, MD, FCCP, and John G. Weg, MD, FCCP. For additional information about the ACCP-SEEK program, phone 1-847-498-1400.

Correspondence to: Sidney S. Braman, MD, FCCP, Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Pulmonary and Cardio Medicine, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903-4923; e-mail: sidney_braman@brown.edu



Chest. 2003;123(1):289-290. doi:10.1378/chest.123.1.289
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A patient came to medical attention because of recurrent bronchopulmonary infections. The chest radiograph showed diffuse tracheal narrowing. Given the findings seen on the CT scan (Fig 1 ), what is the most likely diagnosis for this patient?

  • A. Relapsing polychondritis

  • B. Amyloidosis

  • C. Wegener granulomatosis

  • D. Idiopathic saber-sheath trachea

  • E. Tuberculosis

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