Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol.  2007 Dec;27(4):273-276.

Occult Foreign Body Aspiration in Adults Mimicking Bronchial Asthma


Occult foreign body aspiration is uncommon in adults because there is usually a high index of suspicion. Occult foreign bodies can remain undetected for months to years and are often misdiagnosed as asthma, pneumonia, or even malignancy. We here in report a rare case of occult bronchial foreign body aspiration in an 81-year-old woman presenting with asthma-like symptom for 8 months.

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