An uncommon mimic of an acute asthma exacerbation.


Journal Article

Foreign body aspiration in adults has a variety of clinical presentations and often goes unrecognized. We describe the case of a patient who experienced crack cocaine aspiration and presented with symptoms of an acute asthma exacerbation requiring mechanical ventilation until the eventual diagnosis and bronchoscopic removal of the foreign body.

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Cited Authors

  • Zaas, D; Brock, M; Yang, S; Sylvester, JT

Published Date

  • May 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 121 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1707 - 1709

PubMed ID

  • 12006468

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12006468

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1931-3543

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.121.5.1707


  • eng