Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis: fever, sore throat, dysphagia, drooling, insp stridor, tripod, caused by H flu, dx w swollen epiglottis, thick aryepiglottic fold (thumb sign on xray)


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  • Epiglottitis
  • fever, sore throat, dysphagia, drooling, insp stridor, tripod, caused by H flu, dx w swollen epiglottis, thick aryepiglottic fold (thumb sign on xray)
  • fever, sore throat, dysphagia, drooling, insp stridor, tripod
  • swollen epiglottis, xray (thick aryepiglottic fold/thumb sign)
  • H flu, airway obstr
  • airway (intubate), antibiotic (ceftriaxone, clindamycin)