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What is Epiglotitis?

What is Epiglotitis?

  • Epiglotitis: Inflamation of the epiglottis in the throat.
  • Epiglotitis: Inflammation of the epiglottis.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Epiglotitis: inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Epiglotitis: Introduction

Types of Epiglotitis:

Broader types of Epiglotitis:

Who gets Epiglotitis?

Patient Profile for Epiglotitis: Usually young children, but any age possible.

How serious is Epiglotitis?

Prognosis of Epiglotitis: Can be dangerous and even fatal but recovery is usual with treatment.
Complications of Epiglotitis: see complications of Epiglotitis

What causes Epiglotitis?

Causes of Epiglotitis: see causes of Epiglotitis

What are the symptoms of Epiglotitis?

Symptoms of Epiglotitis: see symptoms of Epiglotitis

Complications of Epiglotitis: see complications of Epiglotitis

Onset of Epiglotitis: The average age among adults is approximately 45 years. In the pediatric population, epiglottitis is most common in those aged 3-7 years, although persons of any age may be affected

Duration of Epiglotitis: Usually recovery within 7-10 days

Can anyone else get Epiglotitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Epiglotitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Epiglotitis

Epiglotitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Epiglotitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Epiglotitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Epiglotitis: Emergency Medical Physician, Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Epiglotitis.
Treatments for Epiglotitis: see treatments for Epiglotitis
Prevention of Epiglotitis: see prevention of Epiglotitis

Organs Affected by Epiglotitis:

Organs and body systems related to Epiglotitis include:

Name and Aliases of Epiglotitis

Main name of condition: Epiglotitis

Other names or spellings for Epiglotitis:

Epiglotitis: Related Conditions

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