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Persistent hiccups as a rare presenting symptom of pulmonary embolism.
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PMID:  23359617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition that may present as dyspnea, chest pain, cough or hemoptysis, but often occurs without symptoms. It is not typically associated with hiccups. Hiccups are generally self-limiting benign contractions of the diaphragm that may be associated with medications or food but may also be symptomatic of serious disease when persistent. We report 3 cases of PE presenting as persistent hiccups.
Authors:
Getaw Worku Hassen; Mona Milkha Singh; Hossein Kalantari; Selamawit Yemane-Merriwether; Steven Ferrante; Ronald Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The western journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1936-900X     ISO Abbreviation:  West J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  2013-01-30     Revised Date:  2013-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101476450     Medline TA:  West J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-83     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Westchester County, New York.
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