Epiglottitis in the Hemophilus influenzae type B vaccine era: changing trends.

@article{Shah2004EpiglottitisIT,
  title={Epiglottitis in the Hemophilus influenzae type B vaccine era: changing trends.},
  author={Rahul Kumar Shah and David W Roberson and Dwight T Jones},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={557-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology, natural history, and treatment of epiglottitis in the Hemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine era. DESIGN Ten-year retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary-care children's hospital. PATIENTS Nineteen patients with a discharge diagnosis of epiglottitis. INTERVENTION As indicated by the presentation of the patient, including direct laryngoscopy, intubation, intravenous antibiotics, and steroids. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Presentation, management, and… CONTINUE READING