Acute supraglottitis in adults: early indicators of airway obstruction.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, DC 20010, USA.
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American Journal of Otolaryngology
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In the early phases of acute supraglottitis, the most reliable indicator of impending airway obstruction is a rapidly developing severe sore throat. Dyspnea, tachypnea, retractions, stridor, and cyanosis are manifestations of advanced stages of the infection and should not be awaited to determine the need for airway intervention.
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