Definition of Epiglottitis:

Inflammation of the back of the throat.

Topics Related to Epiglottitis

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) is another bacterium which causes infections such as epiglottitis and meningitis in children...”


...the condition
“...However, the 'type b' strain of the bacterium can cause severe illness such as meningitis and epiglottitis.  Viral Pneumonia Many viruses can cause pneumonia, including influenza, herpes, measles and chickenpox...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Causes of acute shortness of breath include ... Epiglottitis (swelling of the windpipe)...”
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