Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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Yawning associated with anterior chest pain in a patient with asthma.

Hosaki, Yasuhiro
Tsugeno, Hirofumi
Okamoto, Makoto
Nishida, Norikazu
Nagata, Takuya
Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Abstract
We present a case of a patient with asthma who developed yawning associated with anterior chest pain. She was admitted due to severe anterior chest pain, wheezing and dyspnea. Although the frequency of the symptoms decreased, she began to experience frequent episodes of yawning at night accompanied by tears. While she experienced yawning, although PEF (peak expiratory flow) decreased, no asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing or dyspnea were observed. The yawning was improved markedly by bronchodilators and a leukotriene receptor antagonist, and moderately improved by corticosteroids. We speculated that yawning is a clinical manifestation of asthma that responds to treatment.
Keywords
yawning
chest pain
nocturnal dyspnea
asthma
ISSN
1348-1258
NCID
AA11840279