Epiglottitis as a presentation of leukemia in an adolescent

Daniel Jonathan Kagedan, Maya Haasz, Neil Kumar Chadha, Sanjay Vinod Mehta

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Epiglottitis is a life-threatening entity that can present in children or adults. Although the incidence has declined since the introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine in 1985, cases continue to be identified in high-risk populations. In pediatric oncology patients specifically, epiglottitis has been reported after initiation of chemotherapy. We report the first case of epiglottits as the initial presentation of leukemia in a pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-735
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 12 2014


  • Airway emergency
  • Epiglottitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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    Kagedan, D. J., Haasz, M., Chadha, N. K., & Mehta, S. V. (2014). Epiglottitis as a presentation of leukemia in an adolescent. Pediatric Emergency Care, 30(10), 733-735. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000000238