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February 9, 1901

Angina Epiglottidea Anterior.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(6):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470060037015

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Jersey City, N. J., Jan. 23, 1901.

To the Editor:  —Having had a case of angina epiglottidea anterior, or acute epiglottitis, I read with interest the account of this malady, in The Journal of January 18, by Dr. Clement F. Theisen, Albany, N. Y. My one case may, however, throw more light on this peculiar ailment, and it is with this belief I offer it for publication.

REPORT OF CASE.  Miss K. C. M., aged 21 years, was taken suddenly ill, Jan. 6, 1901, with lancinating pains at the base of the tongue, and with difficult deglutition. She grew rapidly worse until January 9, when she could swallow absolutely nothing; pain at the base of the tongue was much more severe, and she had some temperature and was slightly constipated. She was unable to assume a recumbent posture, on account of dyspnea, and was obliged to

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