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Epiglottitis – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

What Is Epiglottitis?

Epiglottitis is a condition featured by swelling and inflammation of the epiglottis, which is located at the base of the tongue. This disease occurs when the tissue making up the epiglottis becomes swollen and infected, thus blocking the airway. In most cases, it needs immediate medical attention. Otherwise, many life-threatening complications would happen as a result. Most cases of epiglottitis are reported in kids, but it is becoming more prevalent in adults.[1]