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Ali Jafari is a 11-month-old male brought to the emergency department, or ED, by his parents, who state that Ali was playing on the floor when he started to cough and choke.
They rushed him to the ED when Ali’s coughing got worse and started to have trouble breathing.
Any mass or edema in these regions can cause partial or complete obstruction.
One common cause is upper respiratory tract infections like croup, laryngitis, and epiglottitis which are typically caused by viruses, and can lead to inflammation which can cause edema and obstruction of parts of the upper airway.
This can lead to angioedema, which is a rapid and severe swelling of the mucosa, leading to obstruction.
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