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My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Trachel infection
Tracheitis is an infection of the trachea.
It usually starts as a virus, and then the bacterial infection follows. It can be quite dangerous and life threatening and requires hospitalization and medications, and sometimes surgery.

In brief: Trachel infection
Tracheitis is an infection of the trachea.
It usually starts as a virus, and then the bacterial infection follows. It can be quite dangerous and life threatening and requires hospitalization and medications, and sometimes surgery.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Disease of Children
Unusual disease in children and even more so in adults.
Sometimes seen after intubation for other conditions or surgery. Often caused by staphylococcus aureus, group a streptococci or other pathogenic bacteria, it is an infection of the lining of the trachea (the tube running down the throat to the lungs) and produces high fever, cough with purulent sputum, stridor and respiratory distress.

In brief: Disease of Children
Unusual disease in children and even more so in adults.
Sometimes seen after intubation for other conditions or surgery. Often caused by staphylococcus aureus, group a streptococci or other pathogenic bacteria, it is an infection of the lining of the trachea (the tube running down the throat to the lungs) and produces high fever, cough with purulent sputum, stridor and respiratory distress.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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