Acute uvulitis associated with epiglottitis

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Apr;112(4):448-9. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1986.03780040088018.


Acute infectious uvulitis is a rare condition. A case caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae occurred in a 56-year-old woman who also had coexisting epiglottitis. One other case of uvulitis reported in the literature has also been associated with acute epiglottitis. Because of potentially lethal complications, epiglottitis should be suspected in any patient who presents with acute painful swelling of the uvula.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Epiglottitis / complications*
  • Epiglottitis / etiology
  • Female
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / complications
  • Inflammation / etiology
  • Laryngitis / complications*
  • Stomatitis / complications
  • Stomatitis / etiology
  • Uvula*