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Covert inhalation of tablet causing fatal pneumonia.
  1. S. N. Hill,
  2. A. N. Main,
  3. W. J. Fuggle
  1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK.


    Inhalation of foreign bodies is usually associated with acute respiratory symptoms. We report a case of an elderly woman who died from pneumonia due to covert tablet inhalation. Clinicians caring for the elderly should consider this as a possible cause for pneumonia which fails to respond to usual therapy.

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