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Arch Hellen Med, 35(4), July-August 2018, 558-560


Epiglottitis in adults: A continuing threat

A. Aristodimou, G. Parpas, A. Spyropoulos, P. Nearchou
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyperounta Hospital, Kyperounta, Cyprus

Epiglottitis in adults is a rare but alarming illness, as it can be accompanied by potentially fatal complications, including airway obstruction. The case is presented of a 57-year-old male with epiglottitis, which presented with drooling oral secretions, respiratory distress, hoarseness and cervical edema. The patient was treated initially with piperacillin/ tazobactam for 6 days and then with levofloxacin for a further 4 days. He was discharged after 6 days in good clinical condition, with almost complete restoration of the hematological and biochemical parameters.

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