CHOKING IN A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT - A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Gururaj Biradar
  • Vinayaka Prasanna
  • Shankar M Bakkannavar
  • Pavanchand Shetty
  • G Pradeep Kumar

Abstract

Choking is one of the important types of asphyxia deaths. The incidences of which are not uncommon. The choking in children could be due toys, coins, marbles, nuts and any other small hard object or even sometimes due to stuffed in plastic bags whereas in adults most of the times food bolus or hard parts of food like bone pieces are responsible. It is mostly accidental in nature.  It can cause coughing or sometimes airway obstruction leading to death. We present a case wherein a mentally ill person accidentally choked to death after consumption of food.

KEYWORDS: Choking; Asphyxial deaths; Food bolus; Airway obstruction.

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Published

2015-10-28

How to Cite

Biradar, G., Prasanna, V., M Bakkannavar, S., Shetty, P., & Pradeep Kumar, G. (2015). CHOKING IN A PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT - A CASE REPORT. International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, 1(4), 70-72. Retrieved from https://www.ijcbr.com/index.php/ijcbr/article/view/97

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