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Acute epiglottitis in a fully immunized child

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D. T. Marasinghe ,

Avissawella Base Hospital, LK
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Registrar in Paediatrics
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K. K. S. Panditha,

Avissawella Base Hospital, LK
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Consultant Paediatrician
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J. M. R. G. Jayaweera

Avissawella Base Hospital, LK
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Consultant ENT Surgeon
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Abstract

Acute epiglottitis in children became a rare entity after introduction of the conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b(Hib) vaccine1.However, physicians must be aware that epiglottitis may result from vaccine failures or from infection with other pathogenic organisms. Vaccinated children with epiglottitis present in a similar fashion to those who are not vaccinated2. The following is a case of a previously healthy and immunized child who presented to paediatric ward and ultimately diagnosed as epiglottitis.
How to Cite: Marasinghe, D.T., Panditha, K.K.S. and Jayaweera, J.M.R.G., 2018. Acute epiglottitis in a fully immunized child. Ceylon Journal of Otolaryngology, 7(1), pp.30–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjo.v7i1.5263
Published on 31 Dec 2018.
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