Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Epiglottitis is a respiratory emergency, as inflammation of the epiglottis can lead to airway obstruction.
  • H. influenzae type B, S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, and GABHS are common bacterial causes of epiglottitis, although viral and fungal pathogens may also be implicated.

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