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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Exposure to bacteria: Epiglotitis is often caused by a bacteria called hemophilus influenza'. It is bacterial, it is not an influenza organism. Rx requires usually a newe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Can stop breathing: The epiglottis is a tissue structure in the back of the throat that overlies the vocal cords. If infected (usually h. Flu bacteria or virus), it can b ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some risk factors: Certain increased risk factors. More males than females. Having weakened immune system, more susceptible to bacterial infections causing epiglottitis. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Epiglottitis: Children are more vulnerable to developing epiglottitis. This is an infection of the epiglottis (that cartilaginous structure at the back of the tongu ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Mostly infection: Very rare infection of epiglottis, flap of elastic cartilage tissue covered with mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx, blocking e ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis is infection of the epiglottis. During this process, the epiglottis becomes inflamed and swollen causing a croup type of cough. It is cau ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Laryngeal spasm: Epiglottitis occurs when an infection by a bacteria called hemophilus influenza , type b, causes severe swelling of the epiglottis, with the potential ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Exposure to bacteria: Epiglotitis is often caused by a bacteria called hemophilus influenza'. It is bacterial, it is not an influenza organism. Rx requires usually a newe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Scope and cultures: Most of the time, an ENT doctor will examine the airway with a scope (with an anesthesiologist right there to put an airway tube in if there is epiglo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see below.: In epiglottitis, the epiglottis (which comes off the back of the tongue deep in the throat) and surrounding area is infected and swollen. This can co ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see below.: In epiglottitis, the epiglottis (which comes off the back of the tongue deep in the throat) and surrounding area is infected and swollen. This can co ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see below.: In epiglottitis, the epiglottis (which comes off the back of the tongue deep in the throat) and surrounding area is infected with bacteria and swollen ... Read More

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