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A&A Case Reports:
doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182aa3bbc
Case Reports: Case Report

A Novel Case of Adult, Acute Epiglottitis Successfully Treated with Noninvasive Ventilation

Kenth, Johnny MBBS*; Mumtaz, Talat MBBS, MD, FRCA

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Abstract

Acute adult epiglottitis is a rare and potentially fatal upper airway condition, requiring prompt recognition, resuscitation, stabilization, and transfer to definitive care. Treatment centers on skilled airway management and early antimicrobial therapy. We describe a patient with acute adult epiglottitis in whom airway management using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation was successful allowing avoidance of tracheal intubation.

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