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Uncommon Etiology of Chronic Wheeze

Varuna Jethani, Rakhee Sodhi Khanduri, Ankit Aggarwal, Suchita Pant

Keywords : Cough, endobronchial tuberculosis, normal X ray

Citation Information : Jethani V, Khanduri RS, Aggarwal A, Pant S. Uncommon Etiology of Chronic Wheeze. Indian J Respir Care 2019; 8 (1):63-65.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_37_18

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 05-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Endobronchial tuberculosis (TB) refers to TB infection of the tracheobronchial tree. We report the case of a 62-year-old immunocompetent patient of chronic cough with normal X-ray. She did not have any systemic complaints suggestive of TB. Her diagnosis was made when she underwent bronchoscopy to look for any endobronchial cause of cough. It revealed complete caseation in the airways. Microscopically and pathologically, it was confirmed to be tubercular. The patient improved clinically on antitubercular therapy.

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