Definition of Epiglottitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the epiglottis; characterized by fever and a severe sore throat and difficulty in swallowing.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor



Definition of Epiglottitis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the epiglottis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Epiglottitis

1. Inflammation of the epiglottis due to a bacterial (haemophilus influenza) infection. This serious, life-threatening infection is more common in children 2 to 7 years of age. The illness is typically of abrupt onset with stridor, sore throat, breathing difficulty, drooling and a high fever. A whispery diminished voice is also common. Treatment involves airway protection and intravenous antibiotics. (07 May 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiglottitis

epigenotypes
epigenous
epigeous
epiglottal
epiglottic
epiglottic cartilage
epiglottic folds
epiglottic tubercle
epiglottic vallecula
epiglottidean
epiglottidectomy
epiglottides
epiglottiditis
epiglottis
epiglottises
epiglottitis (current term)
epiglycanin
epignathous
epignathus
epigon
epigonation
epigonations
epigone
epigones
epigoni
epigonic
epigonism
epigonisms
epigonous
epigons

Literary usage of Epiglottitis

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1. Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, Medical and Surgical by Wendell Christopher Phillips (1919)
"490; that of the external posterior surface in Fig. 491 and the interior lateral view in Fig. 492. 1. ACUTE INFECTIOUS epiglottitis. Synonyms. ..."

2. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"epiglottitis.—epiglottitis may be acute or chronic and is usually associated with a like condition of inflammation in the surrounding tissue. Etiology. ..."

3. A Compend of diseases of the ear, nose and throat surgery by John Johnson Kyle (1903)
"Acute epiglottitis. — Usually associated with inflammation of the surrounding tissues (Ballenger). Treatment is the same as in laryngitis. ..."

4. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"In chronic epiglottitis the tincture or compound solution of iodine, the ethereal solution of iodoform, and the watery solution of silver nitrate, ..."

5. Diseases of the nose, throat and ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"PART III DISEASES OF THE LARYNX CHAPTER XXV INFLAMMATORY DISEASES OF THE LARYNX AND EPIGLOTTIS ACUTE INFECTIOUS epiglottitis Synonyms. ..."

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