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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Bronchoscopic and histological changes over time following acute ferrous sulphate tablet aspiration
  1. Matthew Maw1,
  2. Robert Chiu2,
  3. Albert Yick Hou Lim2
  1. 1Department of Acute Medicine, Sandwell General Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Maw, montague_maw{at}


An 84-year-old woman accidentally aspirated an iron tablet. She was successfully treated with early endobronchial removal of the iron tablet remnants, oral corticosteroids and antibiotics. We describe the bronchoscopic and histological changes over time following acute iron tablet aspiration and highlight the importance of early intervention to avoid complications.

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