What to do when hiccups are coming? A case report


  • Sonia E. Salim Department of Internal Medicine, Wangaya Public Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ketut Suryana Department of Internal Medicine, Wangaya Public Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia




Case report, Prolong hiccup, Gastrointestinal problem, Respiratory infection


Hiccup known as innocuous symptom and usually self-limiting within seconds or minutes. The process of hiccup related to involuntary movement, intermitent and repetitive contractions of diaphragm and lead to abrupt early closure of glottis. We report a case of 57-year-old man with 5 days chronic hiccup, following with coughing, nausea, vomiting and seizure. Patient was hospitalized 4 days and getting better after given antibiotic, proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy and symptomatic drug due to hiccup.


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