Tenderness over the hyoid bone can indicate epiglottitis in adults.

  • Hiroshi Ehara
  • Published 2006 in
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine…

Abstract

Adult acute epiglottitis is a rare but life-threatening disease caused by obstruction of the airway. The symptoms and signs of this disease may be nonspecific without apparent airway compromise. We encountered 3 consecutive cases of adult patients with this disease in a single 5-month period in one physician's office. In all cases, physical examination… (More)

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@article{Ehara2006TendernessOT, title={Tenderness over the hyoid bone can indicate epiglottitis in adults.}, author={Hiroshi Ehara}, journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM}, year={2006}, volume={19 5}, pages={517-20} }