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Unilateral supraglottitis in adults: fact or fiction.
J Otolaryngol. 1995 Aug; 24(4):255-7.JO

Abstract

Supraglottitis and epiglottitis have been described for many years by various authors. Haemophilus influenzae type b is the primary cause of childhood epiglottitis, which classically appears between the ages of 2 and 4 years. Onset is usually acute and the presentation can be dramatic with drooling, high temperatures, and stridor. Compared to childhood supraglottitis, adult supraglottitis usually pursues a more indolent course with no significant airway compromise and no identifiable pathogen. Rarely, adult supraglottitis can resemble its childhood counterpart with acute respiratory compromise secondary to H. influenzae infection. Although most incidences of adult supraglottitis are infectious in origin and involve the entire supraglottitis and epiglottis, we present two cases of unilateral supraglottitis caused by inhalation of a hot wire screen used as a filter for smoking crack cocaine.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599-7070, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8551540

Citation

McQueen, C T., et al. "Unilateral Supraglottitis in Adults: Fact or Fiction." The Journal of Otolaryngology, vol. 24, no. 4, 1995, pp. 255-7.
McQueen CT, Yarbrough WG, Witsell DL, et al. Unilateral supraglottitis in adults: fact or fiction. J Otolaryngol. 1995;24(4):255-7.
McQueen, C. T., Yarbrough, W. G., Witsell, D. L., Holmes, D. K., & Shockley, W. W. (1995). Unilateral supraglottitis in adults: fact or fiction. The Journal of Otolaryngology, 24(4), 255-7.
McQueen CT, et al. Unilateral Supraglottitis in Adults: Fact or Fiction. J Otolaryngol. 1995;24(4):255-7. PubMed PMID: 8551540.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Unilateral supraglottitis in adults: fact or fiction. AU - McQueen,C T, AU - Yarbrough,W G, AU - Witsell,D L, AU - Holmes,D K, AU - Shockley,W W, PY - 1995/8/1/pubmed PY - 1995/8/1/medline PY - 1995/8/1/entrez SP - 255 EP - 7 JF - The Journal of otolaryngology JO - J Otolaryngol VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - Supraglottitis and epiglottitis have been described for many years by various authors. Haemophilus influenzae type b is the primary cause of childhood epiglottitis, which classically appears between the ages of 2 and 4 years. Onset is usually acute and the presentation can be dramatic with drooling, high temperatures, and stridor. Compared to childhood supraglottitis, adult supraglottitis usually pursues a more indolent course with no significant airway compromise and no identifiable pathogen. Rarely, adult supraglottitis can resemble its childhood counterpart with acute respiratory compromise secondary to H. influenzae infection. Although most incidences of adult supraglottitis are infectious in origin and involve the entire supraglottitis and epiglottis, we present two cases of unilateral supraglottitis caused by inhalation of a hot wire screen used as a filter for smoking crack cocaine. SN - 0381-6605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8551540/Unilateral_supraglottitis_in_adults:_fact_or_fiction_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -