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From sign to syndrome: Chilaiditi
  1. Sohail Ghani,
  2. Christopher W Course,
  3. Hari P Bodla
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sohail Ghani, 2 Lon Y Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff CF14 6JN, UK; sohailghani2001{at}

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A 3-year-old girl attended the children’s assessment unit with recurrent episodes of wheezing requiring inhaled salbutamol and a few courses of oral prednisolone. Since the age of 2 years, she had also suffered from constipation. She was prescribed laxatives in the form of macrogols and lactulose as needed, with good response. Her birth, development and family history were unremarkable. The clinical examination was unremarkable apart from bilateral wheeze. Considering …

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  • Contributors SG and HPB conceived the idea and obtained written informed consent from the parents. CWC provided the initial draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed in arriving at the final version.

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