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Vocal cord dysfunction, an important differential diagnosis of severe and implausible bronchial asthma.
Review: Vocal cord dysfunction: masquerader of asthma.
Wenzel's practice to perform a laryngoscopy at the time of the methacholine challenge "to see if the vocal cords are closing or spasming, indicating vocal cord dysfunction, or if it's truly asthma," she explained.
Described as paradoxical closure of vocal cords during inspiration, vocal cord dysfunction can cause SOB associated with throat tightness and inspiratory stridot, according to Dr.
When symptoms associated with the experience of exertional dyspnea are not suggestive of cardiac disease, vocal cord dysfunction, or asthma--or the symptoms are consistent with asthma but do not respond to appropriate therapy, "consider a referral to pulmonology for further evaluation," which will likely include a clinical consultation, pulmonary function testing, treadmill test for exercise-induced asthma, and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing, concluded Dr.
Viral infections; gastroesophageal reflux; and exposure to fumes, dusts, and irritants may trigger both symptomatic vocal cord dysfunction and a typical asthma attack.
Vocal cord dysfunction is a well-defined condition.
In several presentations at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, physicians described their experience with diagnosing vocal cord dysfunction, which is caused by involuntary episodes of inappropriate adduction in the anterior two-thirds of the vocal cords.
Vocal cord dysfunction sometimes accompanies asthma, but it is more often independent of the condition, Dr.
Defined as a spectrum of nonorganic disorders that involve the larynx, vocal cord dysfunction causes acute upper airway obstruction when the vocal cords close paradoxically on inspiration or when the supraglottic structures prolapse or constrict, Dr.
The symptoms of vocal cord dysfunction are myriad, and include choking, suffocating, tightness in the throat or chest, the feeling of not being able to get enough air, coughing, shortness of breath, tingling of the lips or fingers, and faintness or dizziness, she said.