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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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