Bacteriële tracheïtis als oorzaak van acute respiratoire insufficiëntie bij 2 tieners

Translated title of the contribution: Acute respiratory insufficiency caused by bacterial tracheitis in 2 children

A. Kamerbeek, M. C.J. Kneyber, K. M. Efthymiou, R. N.P.M. Rinkel, F. B. Plötz*

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A 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy developed acute respiratory insufficiency caused by an upper airway obstruction, which necessitated intubation and mechanical ventilation. Cultures from throat swabs from the girl and boy yielded Haemophilus parainfluenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae, respectively. Diagnoses of bacterial tracheitis were confirmed by tracheoscopy and both children were treated with antibiotics. After 11 and 4 days of mechanical ventilation, respectively, they were successfully extubated. No further complications were encountered. Bacterial tracheitis is a rare but significant cause of upper airway obstruction in children.

Translated title of the contributionAcute respiratory insufficiency caused by bacterial tracheitis in 2 children
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)440-443
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2006

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