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November 1974

Aspiration of Black Pepper: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(5):375-376. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040387012

Aspiration of ground black pepper is a rare cause of respiratory distress. The same basic principles that apply in the management of respiratory tract burns were effective in averting fatal asphyxiation in a child who had aspirated an unknown quantity of black pepper.