The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2008 , Vol 50 , Num 4
Bacterial tracheitis - not always primary
1 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Paediatrics, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Narchi H, Basak R. Bacterial tracheitis - not always primary. Turk J Pediatr 2008; 50: 409-411.

A child presented with features of bacterial tracheitis with complete response to therapy. He presented with a recurrence one week later. A foreign body in the tracheal wall was diagnosed and removed by bronchoscopy.

Tracheal intubation for airway management and tracheal toileting are not enough in bacterial tracheitis; bronchoscopy should be considered to diagnose any underlying cause. Keywords : tracheitis, airway obstruction, bacterial infections, foreign body

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