Paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction in an infant with stridor and gastroesophageal reflux

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1996 Jan;34(1-2):149-51. doi: 10.1016/0165-5876(95)01230-3.

Abstract

This article presents the case history of a 4 month old infant diagnosed with Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD) secondary to gastroesophageal reflux. The child presented with intermittent stridor which responded promptly to treatment of her reflux. This is believed to be the youngest person with PVCD reported in the literature and supports the concept that PVCD may be associated with multiple etiologies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Ulcer Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Laryngeal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Laryngeal Diseases / etiology*
  • Metoclopramide / therapeutic use
  • Ranitidine / therapeutic use
  • Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
  • Vocal Cords / physiopathology*

Substances

  • Anti-Ulcer Agents
  • Antiemetics
  • Ranitidine
  • Metoclopramide