Bacterial Tracheitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 26, 2018
  • Author: Sujatha Rajan, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bacterial tracheitis?

What is the pathophysiology of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the prevalence of bacterial tracheitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the morbidity of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the sexual predilection of bacterial tracheitis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of bacterial tracheitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bacterial tracheitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bacterial tracheitis?

What causes bacterial tracheitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Bacterial Tracheitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the role of laryngotracheobronchoscopy in the workup of bacterial tracheitis?

Treatment

How is bacterial tracheitis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of bacterial tracheitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with bacterial tracheitis?

Follow-up

What is the duration of oral antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial tracheitis?

What are the indications for extubation in bacterial tracheitis?

When should patient transfer be considered for the treatment of bacterial tracheitis?

What are the possible complications of bacterial tracheitis?

What is the prognosis of bacterial tracheitis?

What is included in patient education about bacterial tracheitis?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotic agents are used in the treatment of Bacterial Tracheitis?