uvulitis


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u·vu·li·tis

 (yo͞o′vyə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the uvula.

uvulitis

(ˌjuːvjʊˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the uvula
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Noun1.uvulitis - inflammation of the uvula
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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A diagnosis of isolated uvulitis was made, and the patient was admitted for airway observation and empiric treatment with methylprednisolone, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, and metronidazole (she was allergic to penicillin, clindamycin, macrolides, and sulfa-containing drugs).
Isolated uvulitis is an uncommon clinical entity, as fewer than 30 cases have been reported in the literature.
In view of the known association between uvulitis and epiglottitis, the workup of uvulitis should include laryngoscopy.