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Adult supraglottitis: an important cause of airway obstruction.
  1. J Dixon,
  2. J J Black
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.


    Supraglottitis in the adult can progress rapidly to complete airway obstruction. Successful management requires a high index of clinical suspicion at initial presentation and anticipation of a fulminant course. All cases should be assessed in a resuscitation area by senior medical staff.

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