Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital
There are not many situations in pediatrics emergency as feared as acute inflammation of larynx. Any device helping doctors in this critical condition (especially those not used to work with children) is extremely valuable. The present learning algorithm "Acute laryngitis in children "is undoubtedly such a device. Convincingly describes the basic symptoms of acute laryngitis, the deterioration of status and treatment. It is useful that in several occasions the authors mentioned differential diagnosis with no less redoubtable companion of laryngitis - suffocating epiglottitis.
The algorithm also shows a distinct effort to delay urgent endotracheal intubation to standard conditions of medical devices. I am sure that everyone, who in the peace and several times passes through interactive algorithm "Acute laryngitis in children" will learn from the wrong answers and instill the proper procedures; therefore he/she will be able to handle the child patient with acute laryngitis calm and confident.