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Account for 73% of cases of airway foreign body

Children <3 y/o

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1/3 of aspirated objects are ___

Nuts, particularly peanuts

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Most serious complication of foreign body aspiration

Complete obstruction of the airway

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Stages of foreign body aspiration

1) Initial event: Violent paroxysms of coughing, choking, and gagging 2) Asymptomatic interval: Foreign body is lodged, reflexes fatigue