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Abstract

Introduction:

Acute bacterial supraglotittis in adults is a distinct although rare condition that differs aetiologically and clinically from the classic paediatric form of the disease. Only a handful of cases of supraglotittis produced by have been described in the literature.

Case presentation:

Here, we present the first description, to the best of our knowledge, of meningococcal supraglotittis in an immunosuppressed patient, with unique features of rapidly progressive symptoms, septic shock and multiorgan compromise.

Conclusion:

In view of the recent reports describing a growing incidence of this condition in adults, increasing awareness about its clinical features, natural history and potential complications is needed to enable early recognition and optimal management of emerging cases.

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2015-08-01
2020-01-28
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