Recurrent severe lower respiratory tract infections in a child with abnormal tracheal morphology

Serena Panigada, Oliviero Sacco, Donata Girosi, Paolo Tomà, Giovanni A. Rossi

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Abstract

Summary. Localized recurrent respiratory infections, leading to severe hypoxia in young children without immunological abnormalities or other risk factors, should raise the suspicion of airway structural abnormalities. In a 24-month-old boy, with recurrent severe post-viral wheezing and a history of RSV- induced bronchiolitis and gastro-esophageal reflux, fiberoptic bronchoscopy demonstrated an abnormal morphology of the distal portion of the trachea, ending in four openings. Computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated the presence of a right tracheal bronchus and an anomalous upper lobar bronchus, originating at the level of the major carina.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

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Bronchi
Respiratory Tract Infections
Bronchiolitis
Respiratory Sounds
Bronchoscopy
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Trachea
Tomography
Hypoxia

Keywords

  • Children
  • Recurrent infections
  • Tracheal morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Recurrent severe lower respiratory tract infections in a child with abnormal tracheal morphology. / Panigada, Serena; Sacco, Oliviero; Girosi, Donata; Tomà, Paolo; Rossi, Giovanni A.

In: Pediatric Pulmonology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 192-194.

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Panigada, Serena ; Sacco, Oliviero ; Girosi, Donata ; Tomà, Paolo ; Rossi, Giovanni A. / Recurrent severe lower respiratory tract infections in a child with abnormal tracheal morphology. In: Pediatric Pulmonology. 2009 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 192-194.
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