• Influenza A-Associated Epiglottitis and Compensatory Pursed Lip Breathing in an Infant

    2 monthes ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    The last 3 decades have seen a shift in the epidemiology of epiglottitis. Epiglottitis was once most commonly associated with Haemophilus influenzae type B. However, with the implementation of the H. influenzae type B vaccine in 1985, the incidence has drastically declined. There are now new emerging pathogens-bacteria, viruses, and fungi-causing epiglottitis. Here, we report the first case of epiglottitis secondary to influenza A in a former full-term, vaccinated infant who presented with cough, fever, stridor, pursed lip breathing, and progressive respiratory distress and eventual...
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