Epiglottitis

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What is epiglottitis?

Epiglottitis is a life-threatening inflammation of the epiglottis, which is the cartilage flap that covers the windpipe when swallowing. The swelling is typically caused by a bacterial infection, but may also be from injury. Treatment includes steroids, antibiotics, and breathing aids.

Common symptoms reported by people with epiglottitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with epiglottitis

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Compare treatments taken by people with epiglottitis

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Who has epiglottitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 0
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 2

These charts show data from epiglottitis patients who have completed their condition history
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