epiglottitis


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inflammation of the epiglottis

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They also play an important role in ensuring immunisations are completed as this has a protective role in preventing serious RTI, such as epiglottitis.
All cases of meningitis occurred in children <2 years of age; there were no cases of epiglottitis.
Epiglottitis (or supraglottitis) is seen among children aged 2 to 8 years; it uncommonly produces the barking cough heard with laryngotracheobronchitis.
Bolivar R, Gomez LG, Luna M, Hopfer R, Bodey GP: Aspergillus epiglottitis, Cancer.
In this preventable outbreak, five persons required medical attention, including a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for severe chemical epiglottitis and laryngotracheobronchitis.
Presence of foreign body in the nose and rhinorrhoea in cases of nasal diphtheria and infectious croup, spasmodic croup, epiglottitis and foreign body in the larynx (32).
This category comprised acute laryngitis and tracheitis (J04, n = 1,580) and acute obstructive laryngitis (croup) and epiglottitis (J05, n = 2).
Bell and Redelmeier (2001) find significantly higher rates of in-hospital mortality for patients hospitalized on the weekend with one of three conditions (ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute epiglottitis, and pulmonary embolism) whose treatment was identified by the authors as being particularly sensitive to variations in staffing.
Reports are also available for atypical presentations, including pneumonia after aspiration of seawater, septic arthritis, epiglottitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, meningitis, endometritis, myositis, osteomyelitis, and corneal ulcer.
Two such pulmonary conditions frequently seen among this group of patients are epiglottitis and laryngotracheobronchitis.
Bell and Redelmeier from Toronto, Canada, analyzed all acute care admissions from emergency departments in Ontario, Canada, between 1988 and 1997 (a total of 3,789,917 admissions) and compared in-hospital mortality among patients admitted on a weekend with that among patients admitted on a weekday for 3 prespecified diseases: ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute epiglottitis, and pulmonary embolism (31).
Several tests are available in the emergency room to diagnose and guide treatment of conditions triggered by infection, such as meningitis, epiglottitis, toxic shock syndrome, pneumonia, and bacteremia (bacteria that can reproduce in the bloodstream).
Croup tends to be a relatively mild cold-like illness unlike a condition which mimics it called epiglottitis - a rare but nasty bacterial infection that requires emergency treatment.
Joy said her daughter fell ill with epiglottitis, a rare but often fatal throat infection, when she was three and a half.
Bates was working in the emergency room at a large children's hospital when he became very interested in a throat infection called epiglottitis, which can kill a child in a matter of hours.