Acute airway obstruction in a seven-month-old infant with epiglottitis

William M. Gershan, Kelvin Gillman, Michael Baxter, John Manoukian, John Gordon

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A seven-month-old male infant with epiglottitis developed acute airway obstruction in the operating room during halothane induction. This case suggests that epiglottitis should be suspected in any child, regardless of age, who presents with stridor, respiratory distress, dysphagia, or "tripoding," and it reiterates the need for prompt airway management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1988


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