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The Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery sponsored a panel on airway problems in children at its September meeting in Kansas City, Mo. A cross section of pediatric otolaryngologists from the United States was on the panel. The panel members were Ronald Deskin, MD, Charles Myer, MD, Rodney Lusk, MD, Cynthia Anonsen, MD, Mark Richardson, MD, and James Reilly, MD. An in-depth discussion of common inflammatory airway problems, foreign-body management, and a workup of stridor in an infant or small child was included. From this discussion, several major significant points were made. It is apparent that the Haemophilus influenzae vaccine has changed the course of clinical acute epiglottis. Most hospitals are reporting a decreased incidence of this disease; the average age of the child presenting with this problem is somewhat lower. With these changes in mind, it was recommended that our skills in diagnosis
DESKIN RW. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee Program. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(11):1152–1153. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880110016003
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