Epiglottitis as the Presenting Sign of Mucous Membranous Pemphigoid: A Case Report

Narin Nard Carmel-Neiderman, Ilana Kaplan, Yael Oestreicher-Kedem

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Abstract

Mucous membranous pemphigoid (MMP) is an autoimmune disease of the mucous membranes characterized by formation of subepithelial blisters. MMP commonly involves the ocular and oral mucosa. Laryngeal MMP is very rare, estimated as occurring in 1 of 10 million persons in the general population. It mostly affects the supraglottis, but may also involve other laryngeal sites as well as extralaryngeal areas. This report describes the clinical picture, workup to diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of an isolated epiglottic process in an elderly female who presented with isolated, long-standing, nonresolving epiglottitis, later diagnosed as MMP with epiglottal and oral involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Voice
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Chronic
  • Epiglottitis
  • Larynx
  • Mucous membrane pemphigoid
  • Non-infectious

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing

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