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Vocal cord dysfunction mimicking a severe asthma attack.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9950385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vocal cord dysfunction is a rare type of airway obstruction that may mimic an acute asthma attack. We present a case of a patient who arrived in the Emergency Department (ED) in acute respiratory distress, with a history of severe asthma requiring previous intubation, who was diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction by bronchoscopy in the ED.
Authors:
J M Wolfe; B M Meth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1999 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-13     Completed Date:  1999-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis*,  psychology
Asthma / diagnosis*
Bronchoscopy
Emergencies
Factitious Disorders / diagnosis
Female
Humans
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis*,  psychology
Vocal Cords*

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