Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279--281

Acute epiglottitis: Trends, diagnosis and management


Claude Abdallah 
 Department of Anesthesia, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA

Correspondence Address:
Claude Abdallah
Division of Anesthesiology, Children«SQ»s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20010 2970
USA

Acute epiglottitis is a life-threatening disorder with serious implications to the anesthesiologist because of the potential for laryngospasm and irrevocable loss of the airway. Acute epiglottitis can occur at any age. Early diagnosis with careful and rapid intervention of this serious condition is necessary in order to avoid life-threatening complications.


How to cite this article:
Abdallah C. Acute epiglottitis: Trends, diagnosis and management.Saudi J Anaesth 2012;6:279-281


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Abdallah C. Acute epiglottitis: Trends, diagnosis and management. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];6:279-281
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