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Asthma-Like Tracheo-Bronchial Amyloidosis

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Localized bronchial Amyloidosis is an uncommon disease of unknown origin. Clinical signs are not specific. Tracheobronchial symptoms are the most frequent. We report a case of a 31 year-old man complaining of asthma-like dyspnea. Bronchoscopy was performed because of ineffectiveness of antiasthmatic treatment, showed a submucosal infiltration with stenosis of both right and left upper bronchi and a complete stenosis of intermediate troncus. Multiple biopsies were performed and concluded to Amyloidosis of AL type. Oral corticosteroids were indicated with clinical improvement.

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F. Abdallah, H. Smadhi, R. Mahouachi, A. Chtourou, S. Taktak, A. Ayadi, F. El Mezni and A. Kheder, "Asthma-Like Tracheo-Bronchial Amyloidosis," Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 57-59. doi: 10.4236/ojrd.2012.22008.

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