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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

Overview

Risk factors in the development of epiglottitis include:[1][2] absence of immunization, immunocompromised state, smoking and postsplenectomy.

Risk Factors

Some risk factors in the development of epiglottitis include the following:[1][2]

  • Absence of immunisation
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Smoking
  • Postsplenectomy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles R, Fadden M, Brook J (2013). "Acute epiglottitis". BMJ. 347: f5235. doi:10.1136/bmj.f5235. PMID 24052580.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Park KW, Darvish A, Lowenstein E (1998). "Airway management for adult patients with acute epiglottitis: a 12-year experience at an academic medical center (1984-1995)". Anesthesiology. 88 (1): 254–61. PMID 9447879.

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