Adolescent with shortness of breath
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Nathan L. Boyer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland; Chief of Critical Care, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany

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A 16-year-old female patient presents with shortness of breath. She does not have a history of allergies but has nasal polyps. After being hospitalized three times over the course of a year, she was started on a regimen of high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator; she reports that she is adherent with these medications. The blood eosinophil count is 160 cells/μL.

What is the likely diagnosis?

Inducible laryngeal obstruction

Eosinophilic asthma

Eosinophilic bronchitis

Churg-Strauss syndrome

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