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  • CHD
  • Congential heart disease
  • asthma
  • ventricular septal defect

Co-existence of ventricular septal defect and bronchial asthma in two Nigerian children


Journal Title:

Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports


Volume 3


, Pages 5-8

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Congenital heart diseases (CHD) often present with recurrent or chronic breathing difficulties, as do chronic airway diseases such as asthma. Both are relatively common, and may sometimes co-exist. However, there is a paucity of literature from developing countries to that effect. We present two children diagnosed with ventricular septal defect, later also found to have clinical features consistent with co-existing asthma. We highlight the diagnostic challenges we encountered as well as the crucial role of a careful family respiratory history in children with congenital heart disease.

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