Which of the following is the etiological agent most Often associated with Epiglottitis in children? (DNB Dec 2013)
|B||Haemophilus influenzae type b|
Ref. Dhingra Sth/ed, p 307; Ghai 6th/ed, p 340; Harrison t Zth/ed, pp 212,213, Scott-Brawn's Zth/ed Vol 2, p 2250; Mohan Bansal p 479
• Most common organisl1,l causing epiglottitis in children is H. influenzae type B.
• Though the introduction of Hib vaccine has reduced the annual incidence acute epiglottitis but still most ofthe pediatric cases seen today are due to haemophilus intluenzae B. -Harrison 17th/ed p 212
• In adults it can be caused by group A streptococcus, S. pneumoniae, S. aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae