Hamman's syndrome


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Hamman's syndrome

Previously used term for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
See also: Hamman, Louis
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INTRODUCTION: Hamman's syndrome also known as Macklin's syndrome.
The condition was described by Louis Hamman and hence known as Hamman's syndrome.
After ruling out all other conditions, she was diagnosed as having Hamman's syndrome
DISCUSSION: Hamman's syndrome is a rare entity and is also known as Spontaneous pneumomediastinum.
Main clinical features precipitating hamman's syndrome are vomiting and coughing.
In our case chest X-rays was used for follow-up, the diagnosis having been established by CT, which is considered as the gold standard for the diagnosis of Hamman's syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Even though Hamman's syndrome is a rare entity, unawareness with this entity can lead to unnecessary diagnostic tests and inappropriate treatment.
Key words were Hamman's syndrome, spontaneous pneumomediastinum and spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema.