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what could i do to find out if i will get aspiration pneumonia from food that i choaked on?

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Dr. Matthew Majzun
Pulmonary Critical Care 14 years experience
Symptoms: Often aspirated food causes inflammation, but it only occasionally causes infections. If you have fevers, chills, sharp chest pain, or worsening cough then you may need further evaluation and perhaps antibiotics.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2018

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