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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Epiglotitis

BoringEM - Posted by Tanya Viaznikova on 2014, 07, 21

"Quick and Dirty Facts About Adult Epiglottitis
The incidence of epiglottitis is 1-4 per 100 000 (Salomon 1998) with a mortality of 7-20% (Carey 1996). Common causes can include bacteria (H. Flu type B), viruses (herpes simplex), fungi (candida albicans), and non-infectious irritation (trauma, chemicals, heat, inhalation of heated objects (smoking illicit drugs). Common clinical features include sore throat and painful dysphagia. Less frequent causes that may be predictrors of airway loss (this is controversial) include drooling and stridor."
Epiglottitis Scheme
http://boringem.org/2014/07/21/adult-epiglottitis-just-hot-potato/