Study finds some kids are being misdiagnosed with asthma

from EurekAlert.org

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is the sudden, abnormal narrowing of the vocal cords during inhalation causing obstruction of the airflow, and is characterized by a noise that can mimic the sound of wheezing. A VCD attack can easily be mistaken for an asthma attack though it does not respond to asthma medications.

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Posted on August 31, 2007, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. If you ever want to hear a reader’s feedback 🙂 , I rate this post for 4/5. Detailed info, but I just have to go to Google to find the missed bits. Thank you, anyway!

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