Aphonia and epiglottitis in neonate with concomitant MRSA skin infection

Jennifer Noble, Renee Devor, Francis J. Rogalski, Wilfredo Vergara, Ramalinga P. Reddy, Nasreen Bhumbra

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We report an unusual case of a neonate with aphonia due to epiglottitis with a concomitant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection of the genitalia and associated septic emboli to the groin area and mouth.We postulate that the MRSA infection caused a transient bacteremia that seeded the epiglottis, likely causing the epiglottitis. In the evaluation of a neonate with aphonia, while the two primary differentials to consider are vocal cord paralysis and laryngeal web, among other considerations is epiglottitis (supraglottitis).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Aphonia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Neonate
  • Panton-Valentine leukocidin
  • Supraglottitis


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