Inflammation of the epiglottis and surrounding supraglottic region, which is potentially life threatening due to progressive airway
Children are at greater risk of upper ...
Usually fulminant presentation without prodromal illness
Irritability, throat pain (often described as patient's worse sore throat), fever, noisy breathing
American Academy of Pediatrics. Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 29th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: AAP; 2012.
Faden H. The dramatic change in the epide...
464.3 Acute epiglottitis
464.30 Acute epiglottitis without mention of obstruction
464.31 Acute epiglottitis with obstruction
J05.1 Acute epiglottitis
J05.10 Acute epiglottitis without obstr...
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