An unusual cause of chronic cough: Foreign body aspiration

Academic Article


  • Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a serious medical problem, causing thousands of deaths nationally each year. Clinical presentations range from acute suffocation and death to chronic and subtle respiratory symptoms. Although FBA is more common in children, adult patients are also at risk. We present a classic case of FBA in an adult male with a history of alcohol abuse and chronic cough.
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    Author List

  • Willett LL; Barney J; Saylors G; Dransfield M
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 2