Vocal cord dysfunction in children.

  title={Vocal cord dysfunction in children.},
  author={Blakeslee E. Noyes and James S. Kemp},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={8 2},
Vocal cord dysfunction is characterised by paradoxical vocal cord adduction that occurs during inspiration, resulting in symptoms of dyspnoea, wheeze, chest or throat tightness and cough. Although the condition is well described in children and adults, confusion with asthma often triggers the use of an aggressive treatment regimen directed against asthma. The laryngoscopic demonstration of vocal cord adduction during inspiration has been considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of vocal… CONTINUE READING

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