Presenting features of epiglottitis include sore throat, muffled voice, laboured breathing and respiratory distress. TF wrote and edited the manuscript, and contributed to the discussion. The presence of dysphagia, drooling and stridor subsequent to thermal or caustic injury should alert the treating physician to the possibility of injury to the supraglottic structures with resultant epiglottitis.
Thumb sign: acute epiglottitis
Laboratory tests are usually not helpful in picking up the diagnosis. A year-old man with a history of rectal cancer surgery presented to the emergency department, with fever and arthralgia in the neck, radiating to epiglotitis shoulder, since the previous day. Acute epiglottitis can occur at any thumb sign.
Acute epiglottitis: Trends, diagnosis and management
National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. National Trends, Variances, Prognosis and Management. Epiglottitis is associated with a broad range of pathogens as well as non-infectious causes in adults. Accepted May