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A persistent cough related to aspiration of a nonradiopaque bone

Paquette, Roland PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: May 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 1–3
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000446356.36860.07
Case Report

ABSTRACT: Aspiration of a foreign body by an adult often is not diagnosed until a month or more after the event, because of a lack of presenting symptoms indicative of an aspiration and low reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of plain film radiographs. Instead, the foreign body aspiration typically is diagnosed during the evaluation of other lung-related pathology.

Roland Paquette practices emergency medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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