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Epiglottitis.

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StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2018 Nov 15.

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Lincoln Medical Center / SGU

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Epiglottitis is an inflammatory condition of the epiglottis and nearby structures like the arytenoids, aryepiglottic folds, and vallecula. Epiglottitis is a life-threatening infection that causes profound swelling of the upper airways which can lead to asphyxia and respiratory arrest.[1]

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