AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, St. John's Hospital, Limerick City, Limerick, Ireland. email@example.com
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Infections
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CitationAn unusual cause for recurrent chest infections. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Rep
PublisherBMJ case reports
JournalBMJ case reports
AbstractWe present a case of an elderly non-smoking gentleman who, since 2005, had been admitted multiple times for recurrent episodes of shortness of breath, wheeze, cough and sputum. The patient was treated as exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or lower respiratory tract infections. Bronchoscopy was done which revealed multiple hard nodules in the trachea and bronchi with posterior tracheal wall sparing. Biopsies confirmed this as tracheopathia osteochondroplastica (TO). He had increasing frequency of admission due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas infections, which failed to clear despite intravenous, prolonged oral and nebulised antibiotics. The patient developed increasing respiratory distress and respiratory failure. The patient died peacefully in 2012. This case report highlights the typical pathological and radiological findings of TO and the pitfalls of misdiagnosing patients with recurrent chest infections as COPD.
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