Relapsing acute adult epiglottitis following hypophysectomy.
Latif SA., Winter SCA., Hoare TJ., Frampton MC.
Adult epiglottitis is an uncommon disease that may become fatal because of sudden airway obstruction. Recurrent adult epiglottitis has been reported rarely in the literature. We present a case of relapsing epiglottitis in a patient with corticosteroid insufficiency secondary to pituitary surgery. It is the first case to highlight this infection occurring in a relapsing manner in a patient with pituitary-adrenocortical insufficiency on long-term steroid replacement therapy.