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Adult acute epiglottitis


Arumainathan, Usha Devi and Siow, S. C. and Subha, Sethu Thakachy (2002) Adult acute epiglottitis. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 57 (2 ). pp. 240-241. ISSN 0300-5283


Acute epiglottitis is a disease of rapid onset and progression of symptoms and has been well described in children. The importance of being aware of this diagnosis is to prevent an acute upper airway obstruction that can be potentially fatal. Here we describe two cases of adult acute epiglottitis where the patients had severe symptoms of sorethroat but a normal looking oropharynx.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Malaysian Medical Association
Keywords: Adult epiglottitis; Rapid onset; Clinical diagnosis
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 06:49
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/12949
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