Diaphragmatic flutter emulating recalcitrant asthma

Paige Harrison, Douglas J. Onorato, Daniel H. Kett

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Diaphragmatic flutter is a rare phenomenon characterized by high- frequency, pulsatile contractions of the thorax and abdominal wall associated with breathlesshess. We describe the case of a patient previously treated for status asthmaticus who had physical signs of diaphragmatic flutter. Respiratory inductive plethysmography confirmed the diagnosis, simplifying medical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997

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  • Medicine(all)


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