An uncommon mimic of an acute asthma exacerbation

David Zaas, Malcolm Brock, Stephen Yang, J. T. Sylvester

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Abstract

Foreign body aspiration in adults has a variety of clinical presentations and often goes unrecognized. We describe the case of a patient who experienced crack cocaine aspiration and presented with symptoms of an acute asthma exacerbation requiring mechanical ventilation until the eventual diagnosis and bronchoscopic removal of the foreign body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1709
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume121
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Asthma
  • Cocaine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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