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How did I develop epiglottitis?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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 newer form of penicillin, steroids to rapidly shrink the inflammation and the soft tissue in the back of the throat that will block breathing when gets inflammed enough. C prior answer too.

In brief: 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 newer form of penicillin, steroids to rapidly shrink the inflammation and the soft tissue in the back of the throat that will block breathing when gets inflammed enough. C prior answer too.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Usually bacterium

Usually bacterial in origin.
Hemophilus influenza was most common organism affecting children 3-6 years of age. With immunizations during early childhood for hemophilus epiglottitis now rare.Streptococcus pneumoniae, A,B,C now usually etiology. Swelling of epiglottis causing similar symptoms can be caused by urticaria, trauma physical or chemical, weak immune system, lack of adequate immunization.

In brief: Usually bacterium

Usually bacterial in origin.
Hemophilus influenza was most common organism affecting children 3-6 years of age. With immunizations during early childhood for hemophilus epiglottitis now rare.Streptococcus pneumoniae, A,B,C now usually etiology. Swelling of epiglottis causing similar symptoms can be caused by urticaria, trauma physical or chemical, weak immune system, lack of adequate immunization.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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