Biomarkers and Applications (ISSN: 2576-9588)

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"Dyspnoe and Dry Cough"

Jan Bronnert1*, Matthias Grade2 

1Department of Pneumology and Infectious Diseases Christliches Krankenhaus Quakenbrück, Quakenbrück, Germany

2Department of Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases, Christliches Krankenhaus Quakenbrück, Quakenbrück, Germany

*Corresponding author: Jan Bronnert, Department of Pneumology and Infectious Diseases, Christliches Krankenhaus Quakenbrück, Quakenbrück, Germany. Tel: +495431152842; Email: j.bronnert@ckq-gmbh.de 

Received Date: 06 September, 2018; Accepted Date: 18 September, 2018; Published Date: 25 September, 2018


 1.       Description 

A 62 year old male was admitted to our emergency department with dyspnoe and dry cough. He had a history of 40 pack-years, occasionally consuming some cannabis and alcohol. On examination he had diminished breath sounds on the left lung and wheezing. Blood gases were altered with a decreased pO2 of 8.399 kPa and elevated pCO2 of 6.746 kPa. 

1.1.  Diagnosis: Aspiration of a foreign body.

Foreign body aspiration can be a life-threatening emergency, especially in children. An aspirated solid part as this dental prosthesis may cause a deadly incidence if it obstructs the trachea. In this case the foreign body was stuck in the left main brochus and ventilation and oxygenation was acceptable. Extraction of the foreign body was done under flexible bronchoscopy and the patient left hospital the next day.


Figure 1: A chest radiograph showed a foreign body in the left lung.


Citation: Bronnert J, Grade M (2018) Dyspnoe and Dry Cough. J Pulm Respir Med: PROA-107. DOI: 10.29011/ PROA-107. 100007