A case of Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome diagnosed in adolescence

  • Rosa-Anita Fernandes Immunoallergology Unit. Hospital Pedro Hispano – Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos
  • Leonor Cunha Department of Immunoallergology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
  • Marília Loureiro Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
  • Isabel Rezende Department of Immunoallergology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
  • Sílvia Álvares Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto
  • Helena Falcão
Keywords: Adolescent, Asthma, Hyperlucent lung, Swyer-James-MacLeod Syndrome

Abstract

Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome, or unilateral hyperlucent lung syndrome, is a rare entity associated with post-infectious bronchiolitis. Clinical presentation may include recurrent chest infections or exertional dyspnea, or it may result from an incidental finding following chest X-ray. Treatment is usually individualized and ranges from conservative management to surgical intervention.
Here in is described the case of a 17-year-old boy with a history of asthma and allergic rhinitis, who was diagnosed with Swyer-JamesMacLeod syndrome in the context of a respiratory infection and careful chest x-ray examination.
This case highlights the importance of raising awareness and accurately recognizing this rare entity, in order to optimally manage patients and avoid unnecessary treatment

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Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
Fernandes, R.-A., Cunha, L., Loureiro, M., Rezende, I., Álvares, S., & Falcão, H. (2019). A case of Swyer-James-Macleod syndrome diagnosed in adolescence. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 28(4), 216-219. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v28.i4.15413
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Case Reports

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