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How can I prevent my child's acute epiglottitis from coming back?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing other than..
Getting full doses of pneumococcal vaccines.
Acute epiglottitis became a rare disease entity since universal vaccination against hemophilus influenzae type b was instituted in early 1990's. Sporadic cases of acute epiglottitis have been reported since then, which are caused by streptococcus pneumoniae or by group a strep.

In brief: Nothing other than..
Getting full doses of pneumococcal vaccines.
Acute epiglottitis became a rare disease entity since universal vaccination against hemophilus influenzae type b was instituted in early 1990's. Sporadic cases of acute epiglottitis have been reported since then, which are caused by streptococcus pneumoniae or by group a strep.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Immunized?
Make sure child was immunized for hemophilus influenza b.
Other causes of epiglottitis can occur, but are much rarer. Chances of recurrent epiglottitis are small.

In brief: Immunized?
Make sure child was immunized for hemophilus influenza b.
Other causes of epiglottitis can occur, but are much rarer. Chances of recurrent epiglottitis are small.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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