CROUP SYNDROME

Definition of Croup Croup
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.
syndrome:

General term for constriction of the upper airways due to infection, e.g. laryngitis laryngitis
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx.
with a dry barking cough and narrowing of the trachea below the vocal cords. Occurrence mostly among children between 6 months and 5 years.

Causes/trigger of Croup Croup
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.
syndrome
:

Infection of the upper airway caused by typical pathogens such as common cold or influenza viruses.

Symptoms/signs/effects of Croup Croup
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.
syndrome
:

  • Dry, rough, barking cough and hoarseness
  • A rasping sound, particularly when breathing in
  • Pallor, changes in the blood circulation, acute breathlessness

Diagnosis of Croup Croup
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.
syndrome
:

Based on the typical symptoms

Treatment of Croup Croup
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.
syndrome
:

  • Intake of fluids and cold, damp air
  • Administration of corticosteroids in the form of suppositories or inhalation
  • With severe cases inhalation of adrenalin and corticosteroids as well as administration of oxygen in hospital