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Can you explain epiglottitis?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Infection
Very rare infection of epiglottis,flap of cartilage tissue covered with mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx, blocking entrance of food into airway when swallowing.
Since vaccination for hemophilus influenza even rarer.Most common organism causing epiglottitis now is streptococcus pneumoniae.Other organisms include parainfluenzae, varicella-zoster,herpes simplex. Mainly children

In brief: Infection
Very rare infection of epiglottis,flap of cartilage tissue covered with mucous membrane, attached to the entrance of the larynx, blocking entrance of food into airway when swallowing.
Since vaccination for hemophilus influenza even rarer.Most common organism causing epiglottitis now is streptococcus pneumoniae.Other organisms include parainfluenzae, varicella-zoster,herpes simplex. Mainly children
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inflammation
of the epiglottis in your throat caused by an infection that can be diagnosed by symptoms and signs and X-ray.
It must be examined though in a hospital operating room as manipulation can cause severe respiratory obstruction

In brief: Inflammation
of the epiglottis in your throat caused by an infection that can be diagnosed by symptoms and signs and X-ray.
It must be examined though in a hospital operating room as manipulation can cause severe respiratory obstruction
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
In brief: Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis is infection of the epiglottis.
During this process, the epiglottis becomes inflamed and swollen causing a croup type of cough. It is caused by bacteria called hemophilus influenzae type b or hib. It is a severe infection and often causes difficulty or even stoppage of breathing which necessitates endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy (tube inserted into the windpipe).

In brief: Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis is infection of the epiglottis.
During this process, the epiglottis becomes inflamed and swollen causing a croup type of cough. It is caused by bacteria called hemophilus influenzae type b or hib. It is a severe infection and often causes difficulty or even stoppage of breathing which necessitates endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy (tube inserted into the windpipe).
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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