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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Foreign body aspiration masquerading as difficult asthma


Department of Respiratory Medicine, Pathology and ENT, Military Hospital Namkum, Ranchi - 10., India

Correspondence Address:
S P Rai
Senior Advisor Medicine & Respiratory Medicine, Military Hospital (CTC) Pune 411040.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.44200

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It is important to assess patients of difficult/therapy resistant asthma carefully in order to identify whether there are any correctable factors that may contribute to their poor control. It is critical to make a diagnosis of asthma and to exclude other airway diseases. A 65-years-old lady presented with repeated acute episodes of dyspnoea and wheezing. She was on regular medication for bronchial asthma for 18 years. There was no history of foreign body aspiration or loss of consciousness. Her chest radiograph was normal. She showed poor response to corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) showed intracordal cyst of the left vocal cord and 1cm size irregular piece of betel nut in right main bronchus, which was removed endoscopically with the help of dormia basket, following which her condition improved and asthma was controlled on inhaled bronchodilators.


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