Adult supraglottitis subsequent to smoking crack cocaine

Ryan Osborne, Sofia Avitia, Hootan Zandifar, Jimmy J Brown

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Supraglottitis is one possible complication of smoking crack cocaine. From 1992 through 2001, our institution treated nine patients for thermal supraglottitis secondary to crack cocaine inhalation. In this article, we describe two of these cases, and we briefly review what is known about this entity and the mechanism of injury. We also provide our recommendations for management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Osborne, R., Avitia, S., Zandifar, H., & Brown, J. J. (2003). Adult supraglottitis subsequent to smoking crack cocaine. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 82(1), 53-55.