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What is croup?
Acute viral laryngotracheobronchilitis?
What are the clinical features of croup?
Usually starts with a hoarse cough that progresses to a barking cough (seal like) +/- respiratory distress.
Common in children age 6months - 6 years
What is the commonest cause of stridor in children?
Croup
What is the most common pathogen causing croup?
Parainfluenza virus
What is thed differences between croup & epiglottitis?
C - very common E - Rare (due to Hib vacc)
C - Mildly to severly unwell E - V.unwell to toxic
C - Drooling not usually seen E - Drooling
C - Barking cough E - Absent/slient
C - Able to drink E - Unable to drink
C - Managed with steroids +/- adrenaline nebs E - Leave child alone, get ENT & anaesthetust. Antibiotics after airway is sucured