What is it?

Epiglottitis is an inflammation of the glottis. The glottis is located at the base of the tongue. It is commonly caused by bacterial infection, notably, Haemophilus influenzae type B.

What are the symptoms?

Epiglottitis manifests as:

  • Fever.
  • Severe sore throat.
  • Drooling of saliva.
  • Hoarse voice.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Painful swallowing.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Abnormal, high-pitched sound when inhaling.

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