EDWARD A. BRETHAUER JR., M.D.; JAMES F. CULLETON, M.D.
The occurrence of atrophic rhinolaryngotracheobronchitis is rare. Thompson1 in 1926 defined atrophic laryngitis as a chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane resulting in atrophy and generally associated with the formation of crusts. It was his opinion that the condition resulted from purulent infections in the nose or accessory sinuses, ozena, syphilis, purulent catarrh or adenoids. In 1933, Hurd2 described atrophic rhinitis as a disease which manifests itself in the upper respiratory passages with atrophy of the mucosa, crust formation, and fetor. Miller3 in 1933 attempted to determine the frequency and etiology of atrophic laryngotracheitis and to differentiate the type secondary
BRETHAUER EA, CULLETON JF. A CASE OF ATROPHIC TRACHEOBRONCHITIS WITH METAPLASIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:505–510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-3-505
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(3):505-510.
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