Foreign body aspiration - Sometimes a tough nut to crack

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Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening event. We report the case of a 24-month old boy, who was initially presented with an episode of obstructive bronchitis to the family pediatrician. Then, while being treated with empiric antibiotics, he aspirated a peanut. Although resulting in a coughing episode, the mother did initially not ascribe any relevancy to it. Since the diagnosis of obstructive bronchitis had already been established, only an in-depth history taking session with the mother could help figure out, why the boy's symptoms got worse instead of better. This article underlines the importance of accurate history taking and clinical examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-19
Number of pages2
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015


  • Atelectases
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • History taking
  • Peanut aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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