Case of the Week: November 7-November 14, 2002

1 year old female, afebrile, presents with choking and stridor

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Case Details

Enlargement of the epiglottis


Diagnosis: DIAGNOSIS: Child choked on a hair pin Epiglottitis secondary to Foreign body Irritation.

DDx  Enlargement of Epiglottis:

  • Epiglottitis secondary to Hemophilus Influenzae

  • Omega Epiglottis- Normal variant

  • Hemophilia

  • Angioneurotic Edema

  • Chronic Epiglottitis

  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome

  • Aryepiglottic cyst

  • Epiglottic cyst

  • Foreign body

  • Trauma

  • Caustic or chemical ingestion

  • Leukemia

  • Thermal and Irradiative injury

  • Spider bite

  • Bee sting and poisoning

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