Quincke's Disease

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Division of Emergency and Urgent Care, Kansas City, Missouri.
The western journal of emergency medicine 11/2011; 12(4):370. DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2011.3.2246
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    ABSTRACT: Although sore throat is a very common complaint in the emergency department and is often associated with benign conditions, such as pharyngitis, it can be the early onset of something much more serious and even life threatening. A thorough history and examination are vital to the correct diagnosis but a high index of suspicion must be maintained to diagnose less common but serious pathology, such as epiglottitis and retropharyngeal abscess. Airway management is paramount to survival, and aggressive means should be taken early when epiglottitis is considered.
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