Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

Intensive treatment is rarely required

by Richard Haber, MD
 
An 18-month-old child wakes from her nap with a very hoarse cough and difficulty breathing. On examination, you note a runny nose and a slight fever of 38.8º C. The respiratory rate is 32 breaths/min and the skin colour is good. She makes a harsh sound on inspiration and her cry is slightly hoarse. Both parents have colds. You make the correct diagnosis of croup or laryngotracheobronchitis.
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