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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318187a869
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NECROTIZING EPIGLOTTITIS IN AN INFANT: AN UNUSUAL FIRST PRESENTATION OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION

Tebruegge, Marc MRCPCH, MD*†‡; Connell, Tom MRCPI*†‡; Kong, Kelvin FRACS§; Marks, Michael FRACP, MD†¶; Curtis, Nigel FRCPCH, PhD*†‡

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 4-month-old infant presenting with severe respiratory distress secondary to necrotizing epiglottitis, who was subsequently diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Additionally, we review the existing literature on this rare condition with a focus on the potential underlying pathogenesis.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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