A child with suppurative lung disease by missed foreign body aspiration: a case report

  • Md Abu Talha Specialist, Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Bangladesh Specialized Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abid Hossain Mollah Professor and Head Department of Pediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tasnima Ahmed Registrar, Department of Pediatrics, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Munadi Al Islam Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Foreign body aspiration (FBA); Delay; Bronchiectasis; Lobectomy

Abstract

Airway foreign body aspiration (FBA)is a frequent problem that affects young children, present with acute respiratory distress and cough followed by sudden chocking. Prompt identification and early treatment can save the child from a life-threatening emergency.Delayed diagnosis due to lack of history and clinical suspicion may lead to permanent lung damage, which may be a curse for a lifetime.We share an experience of a 4½-year-old boy who presented with suppurative lung disease was associated with neglected FBA. Early diagnosis and intervention canprevent,and ultimately reduce long-term morbidity and mortality, along with improving the better outcome regarding FBA.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(1) 2021 p.208-211

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2021-01-01
How to Cite
Talha, M. A., Mollah, A., Ahmed, T., & Islam, M. (2021). A child with suppurative lung disease by missed foreign body aspiration: a case report. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(1), 208-211. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i1.50374
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Case Reports