JOHN S. SHUTTLEWORTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CAMERON L. SELF, M.D.; HUGH S. PERSHING, M.D.
Tracheopathia osteoplastica is a relatively rare disease involving the trachea and bronchi. Slightly over 100 cases have been reported in the world literature to date since the disease was first described in 1857 by Wilks1 in England. Since 1932 only 11 cases have been reported in the American literature, the latest report being an account of seven cases diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic.2
A 63 year old white male was admitted to the U. S. Public Health Service Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, on August 15, 1956, with the chief complaint of hemoptysis of four days' duration. The patient stated
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SHUTTLEWORTH JS, SELF CL, PERSHING HS. TRACHEOPATHIA OSTEOPLASTICA(TRACHEOPATHIA OSTEOPLASTICA*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:234–242. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-234
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):234-242.
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