Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages

R. M. Kulick, S. M. Selbst, Mark Douglas Baker, G. A. Woodward

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Abstract

Two young children who sustained thermal injuries to the epiglottis (or 'thermal epiglottitis') after swallowing hot beverages are reported. Findings, clinically and radiologically, in both children were similar to acute infectious epiglottitis. Children with these injuries are at risk for significant upper airway obstruction which may progress for several hours. Children in whom thermal epiglottitis is suspected should be approached with the same caution and preparedness for emergency airway management and pediatric intensive care afforded those with acute infectious epiglottitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics
Volume81
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Epiglottitis
Beverages
Deglutition
Hot Temperature
Civil Defense
Airway Management
Wounds and Injuries
Airway Obstruction
Critical Care
Pediatrics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Kulick, R. M., Selbst, S. M., Baker, M. D., & Woodward, G. A. (1988). Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages. Pediatrics, 81(3), 441-444.

Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages. / Kulick, R. M.; Selbst, S. M.; Baker, Mark Douglas; Woodward, G. A.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 81, No. 3, 1988, p. 441-444.

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Kulick, RM, Selbst, SM, Baker, MD & Woodward, GA 1988, 'Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages', Pediatrics, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 441-444.
Kulick RM, Selbst SM, Baker MD, Woodward GA. Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages. Pediatrics. 1988;81(3):441-444.
Kulick, R. M. ; Selbst, S. M. ; Baker, Mark Douglas ; Woodward, G. A. / Thermal epiglottitis after swallowing hot beverages. In: Pediatrics. 1988 ; Vol. 81, No. 3. pp. 441-444.
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