Impacted button-battery masquerading as croup.

  title={Impacted button-battery masquerading as croup.},
  author={Christopher I Cruz and Darshan Patel},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={45 1},
BACKGROUND Foreign body ingestion is a frequent complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Department. OBJECTIVE Button-battery ingestion is discussed, with particular attention being given to its management. CASE REPORT Here is an interesting case of a button-battery ingestion by a 1-year-old boy with known asthma who presented to our Emergency Department. He presented in acute respiratory distress with signs of upper airway obstruction. Failing conventional therapy, a chest radiograph was… CONTINUE READING