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Foreign Body Aspiration: An Unusual Complication of Antibiotic Therapy

John P. Little, MD; David E. Tunkel, MD; Bernard R. Marsh, MD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(3):313-314. doi:10.1001/archpedi.154.3.313.
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Foreign body aspiration into the larynx or trachea may cause life-threatening airway obstruction. Urgent evaluation and endoscopic removal is necessary to restore ventilation. We describe an infant with an unusual laryngeal foreign body that was aspirated during administration of an oral antibiotic dose.

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