Problem

Epiglottitis

Nature:

Epiglottitis is a life-threatening disease. The supraglottic structures become inflamed and swollen, leading to narrowed airway and respiratory compromise. Epiglottitis in children almost always is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB). In adults, it frequently is nonbacterial.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
19.01.2018 – 18:44 CET