Epiglottitis is inflammation of the tissue that covers the trachea (windpipe). It is a life-threatening disease. ... bacteria or viruses related to upper respiratory infections. Epiglottitis is now very uncommon, because the H. influenzae ...
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Epiglottitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
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... can swell shut, a potentially deadly condition called epiglottitis . ... Respiratory distress Respiratory arrest Epiglottitis Bacterial tracheitis Atelectasis (collapse of part of the lung) Dehydration
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... responsible for childhood illnesses such as meningitis and epiglottitis (swelling of the epiglottis in the back of ... a headache, a stiff neck, and back pain. Epiglottitis is a rare but serious inflammation in the ...
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... Croup Diagnostic tests such as bronchoscopy or laryngoscopy Epiglottitis , inflammation of the cartilage that covers the trachea ( ... Sobol SE, Zapata S. Epiglottitis and croup. Otolaryngol Clin North Am . 2008;41(3);551-566.
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