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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Obstructive Lung Disease |

“Exertional Wheeze” Initial Presentation of an Under Recognized Disease - Tracheomalacia

Pavan Gorukanti, MD; Mangalore Amith Shenoy, MBBS; Omar Taha, MD; Karishma Kitchloo, MD; Suchit Khanijao, MBBS; Shyam Shankar, MBBS; Animesh Gour, MBBS; Kabu Chawla, MD
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Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A403. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.418
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SESSION TITLE: Obstructive Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Tracheomalacia (TM) is defined as airway luminal narrowing of more than 50% on expiration1. It may cause dyspnea, cough, and wheezing, which are often indistinguishable from presentations of many common respiratory diseases. We describe an interesting case of TM initially being treated as “Asthma.”

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