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Article
May 1971

Epiglottic AbscessFatal Acute Airway Obstruction in an Adult

Author Affiliations

Baltimore
From the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland, Baltimore.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(5):533-535. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060779020
Abstract

A previously healthy adult with an epiglottic abscess died because of airway obstruction. Fatal epiglottitis in adults is an unusual occurrence. The infective organism in this case was the staphylococcus.

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