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Perils of fire eating
  1. J M Kitchen,
  2. D E O’Brien,
  3. A M McLaughlin
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    Department of Intensive Care, Adelaide & Meath Hospital incorporating The National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Dr A M McLaughlin, Department of Intensive Care, Adelaide & Meath Hospital incorporating The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland; annemmclaughlin{at}gmail.com

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CLINICAL PRESENTATION

A 17-year-old man, a non-smoker, presented with a 4-day history of chest pain and dyspnoea. The symptoms had begun immediately after an episode of aspiration, which occurred whilst learning to be a fire eater. The patient …

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