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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Bilateral airway foreign body aspiration as a cause of recurrent pneumonia
  1. Sameer Ur Rehman1,
  2. Nadia Sharif2,
  3. Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  2. 2Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, ali.zubairi{at}


Foreign body aspiration (FBA) into the lower airway requires a high index of suspicion. Identification of the problem can be difficult as it has a broad range of clinical presentation and often mimics other medical conditions. A delay in diagnosis and management can result in serious complications. The authors report the case of a middle aged man with bilateral airway FBA who had a history of six hospitalisations over the previous 10 years with recurrent pneumonias.

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