Epiglottitis Topic Guide

Epiglottitis Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis a medical emergency and death may result if not treated promptly. Causes of epiglottitis include:
  • infectious,
  • traumatic, and
  • chemical agents.
Symptoms of epiglottitis include:
  • trouble breathing,
  • drooling,
  • taking rapid forward breaths,
  • leaning forward to breathe,
  • trouble speaking, and a
  • high pitched whistling sound when taking a breath.
If a person has epiglottits he or she should seek medical care emergently.

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