aspiration pneumonia

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Noun1.aspiration pneumonia - inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)
bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
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cardiac conditions, intra- and extrathoracic airway obstruction, aspiration syndromes and cystic fibrosis, should be looked for and the child referred to the relevant specialist for definitive management.
angioedema), aspiration syndromes, bronchiectasis, and drug reactions among others.