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Disease or Condition — Injuries and Poisoning:
foreign body aspiration

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Description

Lower respiratory tract foreign body NOS is a condition in which a foreign object, such as a piece of food, a toy, or a small object, becomes lodged in the lower respiratory tract. This can cause difficulty breathing, coughing, and chest pain. It can also lead to infection and other complications. Treatment typically involves removal of the foreign body, either through endoscopy or surgery. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat any infection that may have developed.

Synonyms
  • lower respiratory tract foreign body

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