A foreign body (battery) in the nose in a child with a complaint of halitosis; Can be a risk for chronic lead poisoning? Halitozis ile başvuran çocukta burunda yabanci cisim (pil); kronik kurşun intoksikasyon tehlikesi olabilir mi?

Ergüven M., Yüksel E.

Goztepe Tip Dergisi, cilt.24, ss.198-200, 2009 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: Goztepe Tip Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.198-200


A foreign body in the nose rarely causes halitosis in childhood. Some foreign bodies like metals can stay in the nose for years without any symptoms. We report a case of 14 year old male patient followed up because of JRA (Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) for 2 years and he had a complaint of halitosis for 10 years. A disk battery was removed from the nose in an operation. The patient was investigated because of possible chronic lead poisoning.