Title

Supraglottitis due to group B streptococcus in an adult with IgG4 and C2 deficiency: a case report and review of the literature

RIS ID

99731

Publication Details

Nagaraja, V., Stewart, T. E., Mackay, S. G., Glenn, D. W., Wakefield, D. & Boutlis, C. S. (2015). Supraglottitis due to group B streptococcus in an adult with IgG4 and C2 deficiency: a case report and review of the literature. The Laryngoscope, 125 (4), 852-855.

Abstract

Acute supraglottitis is a medical emergency as it can rapidly lead to airway compromise. With routine pediatric immunization for Hemophilus influenzae serotype b, supraglottitis is now more prevalent in adults, with a shift in the causative organisms and a change in the natural history of this disease. Here, we present a case of supraglottitis due to group B streptococcus that occurred in an adult with previously undetected immunoglobulin 4 (IgG4) and complement protein C2 deficiency.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.24874