Epiglottitis

  • Alternative Names

    Supraglottitis


    Prevention

    Immunization with the Hib vaccine protects children from epiglottitis.

    The bacterial infection that causes epiglottitis is contagious, so family members should be screened and treated if appropriate.


    References

    Sobol SE. Epiglottitis and croup. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2008;41(3):551-566.

    Alcaide ML. Pharyngitis and epiglottitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2007;21(2):449-469.