Epiglottitis

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Epiglottitis

Child: H. influenzae type B (GNCB), H. parainfluenzae (GCNB), S. pneumoniae (GPC), S. aureus (GPC), other streptococci (groups A, B, C).

Adult: S. pyogenes (GPC), S. pneumoniae (GPC), Klebsiella sp. (GNR), H. influenzae (GNCB), Pseudomonas sp. (GNR), HSV, viruses (parainfluenza and influenza).

HIV: Candida (fungi) and Pseudomonas sp. (GNR).

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