BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2009.1638
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Foreign body aspiration in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. Laura Azzopardi,
  2. Mehrunisha Suleman,
  3. Lianne Castle,
  4. Milan Bhattacharya,
  5. Rahul Mukherjee
  1. Milton Keynes General Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5BY, UK
  1. Laura Azzopardi, laura.azzopardi{at}
  • Published 12 July 2009

A 68-year-old housewife with spirometry proven chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a current smoker was admitted with increasing shortness of breath and productive cough. On examination, she was found to have bilateral decreased air entry and widespread wheezes. Initial investigations revealed a raised white cell count, but were otherwise unremarkable. She was treated with broad …

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