A 14 year old male was diagnosed with asthma but didn't improve with appropriate inhalation therapy. Rigid bronchoscopy revealed a food fragment, almost completely occluding the lower-left bronchus lumen. Based on the reported history, it had been likely there for several years.

Can inhaled foreign body mimic asthma in an adolescent?

Alessandro Bodini;Luca Pecoraro
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Filippo Catalano;Melodie Olivia Aricò;Michele Piazza;Giorgio Piacentini
2020

Abstract

A 14 year old male was diagnosed with asthma but didn't improve with appropriate inhalation therapy. Rigid bronchoscopy revealed a food fragment, almost completely occluding the lower-left bronchus lumen. Based on the reported history, it had been likely there for several years.
Foreign body aspiration, asthma, differential diagnosis, bronchoscopy, cough, adolescent
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