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Angina bullosa haemorrhagica rare cause of upper airway obstruction
  1. Ravishankar Prabhakar Shashikala
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ravishankar Prabhakar Shashikala, 12, Grosvenor House, Sorbonne Close, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees TS17 6DP, UK and  A&E, University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, TS19 8PE, UK; ravishps{at}

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An 85-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of difficulty in breathing, swollen tongue (figure 1) and inability to speak. On examination the patient was in respiratory distress and cyanotic, with oxygen saturation of …

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