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Critical Care: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous |

Esophageal Aperistalsis-Induced Diffuse Aspiration Bronchiolitis

Ashok Arbat, MD; Sneha Tirpude, MD; Mitesh Dave, MBBS; Manoj Vyawahare, MD; Sukhant Bagdia, MD; Sameer Arbat, MD
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Department of Pulmonology, KRIMS Hospitals, Nagpur, India


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):268A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.281
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SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous

SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspiration can cause mortality and morbidity. Diffuse aspiration bronchiolitis (DAB) is one of the aspiration syndromes which often gets undernoticed. In this case the cause of aspiration was complete paralysis of the esophagus, with symptoms ongoing since childhood indicating misdiagnosed syndrome and suboptimal treatment. There is hardly any mention about esophageal motility disorder other than classic achalasia causing DAB.

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