A rare encounter with acute epiglottitis

Lok, Florence Yan Lee and Chan, Patrick Wai Kiong and Goh, Adrian Yu Teik (2001) A rare encounter with acute epiglottitis. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 6 (1). pp. 34-35. ISSN 1823-7339,

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We describe a rare encounter with a 6-year old Indian boy admitted with acute epiglottitis due to Haemophilis influenzae. Acute epiglottitis is an uncommon cause of life threatening upper airway obstruction and a rare presentation of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in this region, compared to the more developed West. The cause for this observation is often attributed to differences in the genetic predisposition and socio-economic parameters. The organism subtype and the host response have been shown to determine the type of invasive Hib disease. However, the evidence to explain this difference is poorly understood and remains and intriguing enigma

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epiglottitis; haemohilus influenzae
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 02:16
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 02:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24505

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