Epiglottitis

Epidemiology

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Etiology


Physiology

  • Swelling of epiglottis with rapid onset of glottic closure -> upper airway obstruction

Diagnosis

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Clinical

  • Acute Upper Airway Obstruction (see Obstructive Lung Disease, [[Obstructive Lung Disease]])
  • Acute Respiratory Failure (see Acute Hypoventilation, [[Acute Hypoventilation]]): due to high-grade upper airway obstruction with excessive work of breathing

Treatment

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References

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