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A Difficult Airway: A Case of Strep Milleri Group Epiglottitis

David Wenger, MD; Lucas Donovan, MD; Rosemary Adamson, MD
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University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):420A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.433
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION:Streptococcus milleri, a group of commensal oral flora characterized by common pathogenicity and a tendency for abscess formation, is a rare cause of acute epiglottitis in adults. Presentations are often fulminant and frequently require surgical consideration. This case highlights a presentation of Streptococcus anginosus epiglottitis in a man with crack cocaine abuse.

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