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April 1986

Acute Uvulitis Associated With Epiglottitis

Author Affiliations

From the University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College and St John Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(4):448-449. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780040088018

• Acute infectious uvulitis is a rare condition. A case caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae occurred in a 56-year-old woman who also had coexisting epiglottitis. One other case of uvulitis reported in the literature has also been associated with acute epiglottitis. Because of potentially lethal complications, epiglottitis should be suspected in any patient who presents with acute painful swelling of the uvula.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:448-449)