Epiglottitis sentence example
This is a possible indication that he or she may have a disease called epiglottitis, which is potentially life-threatening.
Another serious disease stemming from this pathogen is epiglottitis, an infection of the epiglottis that cause swelling of the airways and potential death.
Epiglottitis is an infection of the epiglottis, which can lead to severe airway obstruction.
Epiglottitis is an infection and inflammation of the epiglottis.
Without intervention, epiglottitis has the potential of being fatal.Advertisement
Because epiglottitis involves swelling and infection of tissues, which are all located at or above the level of the epiglottis, it is sometimes referred to as supraglottitis (supra meaning above).
In the twentieth century, epiglottitis was primarily a disease of two- to seven-year-old children, with boys twice as likely to become ill as girls.
In the early 2000s vaccines have greatly reduced the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) epiglottitis, and the disease is more frequently seen in adults.
In children, epiglottitis is an incredibly rare disease, thanks to timely Hib vaccination in childhood.
The most common cause of epiglottitis is infection with the bacteria called Haemophilus influenzae type b.Advertisement
A patient with epiglottitis typically experiences a sudden fever and begins having severe throat and neck pain.
Epiglottitis strikes suddenly and progresses quickly.
Diagnosis begins with a high level of suspicion that a quickly progressing illness with fever, sore throat, and airway obstruction is very likely to be epiglottitis.
If epiglottitis is suspected, no efforts should be made to look at the throat or to swab the throat in order to obtain a culture for identification of the causative organism.
With treatment (including the establishment of an artificial airway), only about 1 percent of children with epiglottitis die.Advertisement
Use of this vaccine has made epiglottitis a very rare occurrence.
The organism sometimes invades localized areas of tissue, producing meningitis, infectious arthritis, conjunctivitis, cellulitis, epiglottitis, or inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart.
Epiglottitis is a potentially fatal hemophilus infection.
Although children are more likely to develop epiglottitis, it can occur in adults as well.
The symptoms of epiglottitis include a sudden high fever, drooling, the feeling of an object stuck in the throat, and stridor (a high-pitched, noisy respiratory sound).Advertisement
Patients with epiglottitis frequently require intubation (insertion of a breathing tube) or a tracheotomy to keep the airway open.