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Epiglottitis presenting as acute pulmonary edema.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3880637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presented is the case of a 2 1/2-year-old with acute pulmonary edema associated with epiglottitis prior to intubation. The patient complained only of odynophagia and had one brief episode of apnea and flaccid posturing. Chest radiograph demonstrated pulmonary edema. A soft tissue radiograph of the neck confirmed the diagnosis of epiglottitis. The patient was managed successfully with prompt intubation, PEEP, and antibiotics. Pulmonary edema associated with epiglottitis may be more common than previously recognized. It may occur prior to or after intubation. When pulmonary edema is clinically evident, PEEP should be administered early.
S C Lee; H Meislin; K V Iserson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-22     Completed Date:  1985-01-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Epiglottitis / complications*,  therapy
Laryngitis / complications*
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Pulmonary Edema / complications*,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy

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