Tracheal stenosis mimicking severe acute asthma.
Post-intubation tracheal stenosis is a rare but serious clinical entity that rarely develops when intubation is less than a week. These patients may remain asymptomatic for a variable period and are often misdiagnosed as asthmatic. The authors report a case of a middle-aged lady who was initially misdiagnosed as having acute asthma after brief tracheal intubation.
BMJ case reports
Husain, S. J.,
Khan, M. F.
(2010). Tracheal stenosis mimicking severe acute asthma.. BMJ case reports.
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