Epiglottitis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

45 y/o with sore throat

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

Typical findings of epiglottitis with enlarged epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds.

Case Discussion

Epiglottitis is much more common in children than in adults, although overall incidence is decreasing due to Haemophilus influenzae vaccination. 

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Case information

rID: 26840
Case created: 10th Jan 2014
Last edited: 25th Jul 2017
System: Head & Neck
Tag: junior
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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