Title:
Laryngeal foreign body aspiration misdiagnosed as asthma: two case reports and a review of the literature
Authors:
Z. Chavoshzadeh , A. Golnabi , N. Rezaei and M. Mehdizadeh
Institutions:
Pediatric Infections Research Center, Mofid Children Hospital, Shaheed Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran; 2Molecular Immunology Research Center; and Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Research Center for Immunodeficiencies and Division of Pediatric Radiology, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Asthma; foreign body aspiration; children; laryngeal; misdiagnosis
Pages:
137 - 140
Abstract:
Laryngeal foreign body aspiration misdiagnosed as asthma: two case reports and a review of the literature. Children who aspirate a foreign body initially present with choking and subsequently present with respiratory syndrome symptoms. However, foreign body aspiration can mimic other illnesses, causing some difficulties in diagnosis. Here we report two cases that were treated with glucocorticoids for several weeks after an initial diagnosis of asthma. When there was no response to treatment, further examination revealed laryngeal foreign body aspiration in both cases. Foreign body aspiration should be considered a differential diagnosis for asthma. The delay in diagnosis could have been avoided by paying more attention to the medical history and by performing a more through initial examination.
Issue:
Vol. 7, 2011, 2nd trimester


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Laryngeal foreign body aspiration misdiagnosed as asthma: two case reports and a review of the literature