Asthma

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Presentation

Tachypnoea. Bilateral wheeze. History of asthma.

Patient Data

Age: 5
Gender: Male
X-ray

Partial collapse right upper lobe. Segmental collapse right lower lobe.
Horizontal segmental collapse present in the left upper lobe.
Hila are displaced anteriorly and lungs are hyperinflated.

Appearances are those of asthma with severe bronchial plugging.

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Case information

rID: 17996
Case created: 30th May 2012
Last edited: 24th Sep 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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