Epiglottitis: a disease of all ages

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Authors: Munro, H.M., Castilla, L., Taylor, B.L. and Smith, G.B.

Journal: Br.J.Hosp.Med.

Volume: 52

Issue: 9

Pages: 443-449

Epiglottitis is an acute life-threatening infectious condition characterised by local supraglottic inflammation. Although it is predominantly a disease of childhood, it occurs in all age groups. The risk of sudden complete airway obstruction necessitates careful monitoring, prompt responses and clinical expertise in airway management

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