Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus


Categories: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present with foreign

bodies of organic nature, such as nut kernels, peas, beans, maize,

etc.

2. A diffuse purulent laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis develops within 24

hours in children under 2 years.

3. Fever, toxemia, cyanosis, dyspnea and paroxysmal cough are

promptly shown.

4. The child is unable to cough up the thick mucilaginous pus

through the swollen larynx and may drown in its own secretions

unless the offender be removed.

5. Drowned lung, that is to say natural passages idled with pus

and secretions, rapidly forms.

6. Pulmonary abscess develops sooner than in case of mineral foreign

bodies.

7. The older the child the less severe the reaction.





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