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A case of foreign body aspiration mimicking asthma in adult

Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Abdul Azih, Muhammad Naimmuddin and Haroon, Raihanah and Mohd Shaari, Nur Shairah (2023) A case of foreign body aspiration mimicking asthma in adult. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 19 (5). pp. 428-430. ISSN 1675-8544 E-ISSN 2636-9346

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Foreign body aspiration is uncommon in adults who have no known risk factors such as mental retardation, poor dentition, or advanced age. Adults with foreign body aspiration are commonly misdiagnosed with bronchial asthma, however, does not respond to standard bronchodilator treatment. A thorough history-taking, focused physical examination and a high index of suspicion is crucial in making the correct diagnosis. This paper reports an interesting case of a 41- year-old woman with an undetected 10-year long foreign body aspiration which was misdiagnosed as bronchial asthma.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthma mimic, Foreign body inhalation, Foreign body aspiration
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Raihanah Haroon
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2023 11:14
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 10:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106974

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