Candida epiclottitis in an adolescent with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Niraj Sharma, David M. Berman, Gwendolyn B. Scott, Gary Josephson

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Abstract

We report a case of an adolescent with human immunodeficiency virus infection who presented with epiglottitis caused by Candida albicans. This patient's symptom was severe oropharyngeal thrush without the classic manifestations of epiglottitis. Atypical organisms can cause epiglottitis in immunocompromised adolescents and they can have mild symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epiglottitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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