Croup

  • Alternative Names

    Viral croup; Laryngotracheobronchitis - acute; Spasmodic croup


    Prevention

    Wash your hands frequently and avoid close contact with those who have a respiratory infection.

    The diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae (Hib), and measles vaccines protect children from some of the most dangerous forms of croup.


    References

    Hall CB, McBride JT. Acute laryngotracheobronchitis (croup). In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 56.

    Everard ML. Acute bronchiolitis and croup. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009;56(1):119-133.

    Roosevelt GE. Acute inflammatory upper airway obstruction (croup, epiglottitis, laryngitis, and bacterial tracheitis). In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 382.