Which physical findings are characteristic of epiglottitis in patients with Haemophilus influenzae infections?

Updated: Jun 11, 2021
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Clinical manifestations in children include a toxic anxious appearance, progressive respiratory difficulty, and the inability to swallow secretions while sitting in the tripod position (ie, sitting with arms back, trunk leaning forward, neck hyperextended and chin forward in an attempt to open the airway fully).

Physical examination findings include change in voice (90%), stridor (81%), neck tenderness (65%), pharyngitis (61%), and adenopathy (39%). [33]

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