Tracheobronchial Foreign Body Aspiration in Adults

@article{Boyd2009TracheobronchialFB,
  title={Tracheobronchial Foreign Body Aspiration in Adults},
  author={Michael B. Boyd and Arjun Chatterjee and Caroline Chiles and Robert Chin},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={102},
  pages={171-174}
}
Tracheobronchial foreign body (TFB) aspiration is rare in adults, although incidence rates increase with advancing age. Risk factors for TFB aspiration in adults are a depressed mental status or impairment in the swallowing reflex. Symptoms associated with TFB aspiration may range from acute asphyxiation with or without complete airway obstruction, to cough, dyspnea, choking, or fever. In adults, many other medical conditions mimic breathing abnormalities similar to those associated with TFB… 

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