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Diagnostic Tests for Choking

Diagnostic Test list for Choking:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Choking includes:

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance
    • Temperature - if fever may suggest croup, diphtheria, acute thyroiditis, retropharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis.
    • Examine ears, nose and throat to look for evidence of pharyngitis, acute epiglottitis, foreign body, tenderness of the thyroid suggesting thyroiditis and thyroid masses
    • Examine nervous system for abnormalities and signs of myasthenia gravis, bulbar and pseudobulbar palsy, bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and comatose states
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes and renal function
    • Thyroid tests
  • Swab material from the nose and throat for microscopy and culture
  • Sputum microscopy and culture
  • Radiological investigations
  • Direct laryngoscopy to view the larynx
  • Biopsy of any larynx lesion
  • Fibreoptic bronchoscopy may be required

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Choking causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Choking:

The following list of conditions have 'Choking' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Choking:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Choking' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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