Asthmatic Bronchitis for 2 Years
A case report
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2003
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 392–394, July 2003
How to Cite
Starakis, I., Mylona, M., Spyropoulos, K. and Dimopoulos, P.A. (2003), Asthmatic Bronchitis for 2 Years. Acta Radiologica, 44: 392–394. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0455.2003.00085.x
- Issue published online: 4 JUL 2003
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2003
- Accepted for publication 21 March, 2003.
- Tracheal hamartoma;
Longstanding asthmatic bronchitis, without evidence of underlying disease, occurring in middle-aged patients, is usually attributed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is treated appropriately.
We report a case of 2-year asthmatic bronchitis with recurrent attacks of wheezing, in a 60-year-old patient. He had three repeated hospitalizations, in different institutions, where he was treated for exacerbations of chronic bronchitis complicated by lower respiratory tract infections. During his final hospitalization, a tracheal hamartoma was found and removed, releasing him from his symptoms.