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Croup

Croup also refers to the rump of a quadruped and the crop of a bird. For the work of a casino employee, see croupier. Croup | Classification and external resources | The steeple sign as seen on an AP neck X-ray of a child with croup | ICD-10 | J05.0 | ICD-9 | 464.4 | DiseasesDB | 13233 | MedlinePlus | 000959 | eMedicine | ped/510 emerg/370radio/199 | MeSH | D003440 |
Croup (or laryngotracheobronchitis) is a respiratory condition that is usually triggered by an acute viral infection of the upper airway. The infection leads to swelling inside the throat, which interferes with normal breathing and produces the classical symptoms of a "barking" cough, stridor, and hoarseness.
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The steeple sign is suggestive of the diagnosis, but is absent in half of cases.[3]
Other investigations (such as blood testsand viral culture) are discouraged, as they may cause unnecessary agitation and thus worsen the stress on the compromised airway.[4] While viral cultures, obtained via nasopharyngeal aspiration, can be used to confirm the exact
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