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
- 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:
- Lung & Respiratory Health Tests:
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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include a symptom of Choking or choose View All.
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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