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Multiple Rib Stress Fractures Associated with Chronic Coughing Caused by Untreated Bronchial Asthma in a Premenopausal Woman

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.292
Pages: 
388–9

The Editor,

Sir,

Muscular forces of severe coughing may cause stress fracture of the rib. Since rib stress fractures usually occur on a single rib, stress fractures of multiple ribs are extremely rare. We describe herein a case of cough-induced multiple (15 ribs) rib stress fractures in a premenopausal woman with untreated bronchial asthma.

Accepted: 
31 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 06 May, 2014
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