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Title: Two cases of aspiration of calcium tablets
Authors: Micallef, Josef
Montefort, Stephen
Mallia Azzopardi, Charles
Galea, Joseph
Keywords: Respiratory aspiration -- Case studies
Pleural effusions
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Indian Chest Society
Citation: Micallef, J., Montefort, S., Mallia Azzopardi, C., & Galea, J. (2011). Two cases of aspiration of calcium tablets. Lung India: official organ of Indian Chest Society, 28(4), 312-314.
Abstract: Two clinical cases of aspiration are reported in elderly ladies with differing presentations following inhalation of the same brand of calcium tablet. One of the patients distinctly recalled the choking episode, whereas the other failed to do so making the diagnosis of aspiration difficult. One of the aspirated tablets was successfully retrieved during rigid bronchoscopy after the patient reported several months of cough requiring multiple courses of antibiotics. The other aspirated tablet was coughed up by the patient after the successful treatment of a pneumonia complicated by a parapneumonic effusion.
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