A 52-year-old man who had recently emigrated from Guatemala and had a history of asthma presented to the emergency department with exacerbation of long-standing dyspnea along with progressively worsening nasal congestion and dysphonia over the past 2 years. He was diagnosed with asthma 2 years earlier when he first started experiencing shortness of breath and had partial relief with inhaled albuterol treatments only. He had no history of fevers, dysphagia, odynophagia, cough, or allergies.
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Tang L, Kim J, Gao WZ. Nasal Polyps, Multifocal Laryngeal Masses, and Subglottic Stenosis in a Middle-aged Man. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):302–303. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3904
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