• fungal
  • Patients with both functioning and impaired immune systems can develop fungal laryngitis, which may develop as a result of recent antibiotic or inhaled corticosteroids use. (wikipedia.org)
  • throat
  • If epiglottitis is suspected, no efforts should be made to look at the throat or to swab the throat in order to obtain a culture for identification of the causative organism. (encyclopedia.com)
  • children
  • In the twentieth century, epiglottitis was primarily a disease of two- to seven-year-old children, with boys twice as likely to become ill as girls. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In children, epiglottitis is an incredibly rare disease, thanks to timely Hib vaccination in childhood. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Since immunisation against Hib was introduced, the number of children who develop epiglottitis in the UK has reduced dramatically. (patient.info)
  • However, since the Hib vaccine was introduced in the UK and other countries in the 1990s, the number of children who develop epiglottitis has reduced dramatically. (patient.info)
  • The reason for this decline in children is believed to be due to effective vaccination against Hemophilus influenzae, the most common bacterial pathogen implicated in epiglottitis. (asahq.org)
  • usually
  • Someone with epiglottitis usually prefers to sit upright and lean slightly forwards, often with their tongue sticking out (protruding). (patient.info)