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Titolo:
THE CHANGING FACE OF EPIGLOTTITIS IN CANTERBURY 1970-1996
Autore:
SIVERTSEN LM; PATTEMORE PK; ABBOTT GD;
Indirizzi:
CHRISTCHURCH HOSP,DEPT PAEDIAT CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND CHRISTCHURCH SCH MED CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND
Titolo Testata:
New Zealand medical journal
fascicolo: 1067, volume: 111, anno: 1998,
pagine: 208 - 210
SICI:
0028-8446(1998)111:1067<208:TCFOEI>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INFLUENZAE TYPE-B; CONJUGATE VACCINE; CHILDREN; IMMUNIZATION; EXPERIENCE; SUPRAGLOTTITIS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; CHILDHOOD; PATTERNS; ETIOLOGY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
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Citazione:
L.M. Sivertsen et al., "THE CHANGING FACE OF EPIGLOTTITIS IN CANTERBURY 1970-1996", New Zealand medical journal, 111(1067), 1998, pp. 208-210

Abstract

Aim. To record changes in the epidemiology, clinical presentation andmanagement of the potentially fatal childhood disease, epiglottitis. Methods. The case records of 69 children presenting to Christchurch Hospital with acute epiglottitis over the last 27 years were reviewed toconfirm the diagnosis and to record clinical data. Results. The incidence of epiglottitis increased significantly up until 1992. Since thenthere have been only two cases. This decline coincides with the availability of the Haemophilus influenzae Group b vaccine from 1993. Haemophilus influenzae was cultured in 86% of children. With the emergence of ampicillin resistant strains, antimicrobial therapy has changed to cephalosporins. Changes in airway management have also occurred, with the replacement of tracheostomy by elective naso-tracheal intubation. Conclusions, The incidence of epiglottitis in New Zealand has followedtrends reported overseas. The longer term implications of this declining incidence following introduction of vaccination are not known. It is important however, that doctors still know how to recognize and manage acute epiglottitis in children and adults.

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