Epiglottitis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Sore throat

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
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
Published: 10th Jan 2014
Last edited: 20th Sep 2018
System: Head & Neck
Tag: junior
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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