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, vol.24, no.4, pp.198-200, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Goztepe Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.