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Case 1, image 1: This 48-year-old woman died of multiple drug toxicity. Aspiration pneumonia was a significant contributing condition.

Case 1, image 2: Intra-alveolar collections of neutrophils and eosinophilic material with associated polarizable foreign material.

Case 1, image 3: Lots of neutrophils within the airways.


Aspiration pneumonia can occur in individuals who are obtunded or have difficult swallowing (dysphagia).

Last updated: 2013-10-20
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