Epiglottitis Topic Guide
Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis a medical emergency and death may result if not treated promptly. Causes of epiglottitis include:
Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Infection) Staphylococcus is a type of bacteria that causes infection (often called a "staph infection"). Staphylococcus can cause infections in almost any organ system in the body. Symptoms of visible staph infections are a redness, swelling, tenderness, pus or crusty covering at the site of infection. Bacterial culture is used to test for staph infection. Treatment may involve surgery and/or antibiotics.