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Cricoarytenoid arthritis: a cause of laryngeal obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3304039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cricoarytenoid arthritis, principally as a result of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis, is a disorder that may present to the emergency physician with a number of symptoms and signs referable to the larynx. The presentation of this disorder as acute laryngeal obstruction and collapse is uncommon. It is important to recognize early cricoarytenoid joint involvement and not mistakenly diagnose mild cases as asthma or psychoneurosis. The use of steroids in mild cases has been beneficial at times, but progressive airway obstruction and fatalities have occurred during their administration.
M J Leicht; T M Harrington; D E Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-02     Completed Date:  1987-09-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Arytenoid Cartilage*
Cricoid Cartilage*
Laryngeal Cartilages*
Laryngostenosis / etiology*

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