Stridor in an adult. An unusual presentation of functional origin.

A 34-year-old woman with a recent history of a influenza-like illness and signs of bronchopneumonia presented with many of the features of acute epiglottitis, a condition which still carries a high mortality in adults. Urgent laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy under inhalational anaesthesia were negative. The results of arterial blood gases, taken when stridor… CONTINUE READING