What are the conditions to consider in the evaluation of acute epiglottitis?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Other conditions to consider in the evaluation of acute epiglottitis include the following:

  • Acute angioedema

  • Airway obstruction

  • Bacterial laryngotracheobronchitis

  • Caustic ingestion

  • Thermal injury from liquids or hot air (burns)

  • Foreign body aspiration

  • Laryngeal diphtheria

  • Laryngitis

  • Laryngotracheal bronchopneumonitis

  • Peritonsillar abscess

  • Retropharyngeal abscess

  • Sepsis

See also Pediatric Epiglottitis and Emergent Management of Pediatric Epiglottitis.


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