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The patient, a 25-year-old female with autism, presented with a 1-week history of fever.

View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis would be.


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Diagnosis: The x-ray reveals a foreign body in the right airway (arrow) and an infiltrate in the right lower lobe (circle). Referral to a hospital for extraction of the foreign body and treatment is necessary for this patient.

Case presented by Nahum Kovalski, BSc, MDCM, Terem Emergency Medical Centers, Jerusalem, Israel.

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25-year-old female with autism and a 1-week history of fever

Nahum Kovalski, BSc, MDCM

Clinical Researcher at TEREM Emergency Services
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