Acute epiglottitis





Epidemiology

  • Incidence: 2.00 cases per 100,000 person-years
  • Most commonly see in infants
  • Sex ratio: 1:1
Condition Relative
incidence
Acute tonsillitis250.00
Croup125.00
Acute epiglottitis1
Inhaled foreign body0.75
<1 1-5 6+ 16+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+

Clinical features

Features
  • rapid onset
  • high temperature, generally unwell
  • stridor
  • drooling of saliva