Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children
ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Croup Syndromes
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Donna M. Santer, M.D., Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed by Lauren D Holinger, MD, Robert J. Winter, MD and the AMA
The answer is B. Spasmodic croup is similar to viral croup, but it is characterized by the abrupt onset and disappearance of an individual attack, and these attacks tend to recur on subsequent nights as with this child. Remember, home monitoring instructions are very important. This patient along with her weary parents would not have the expense of the ER visit, and the disruption in the household that it caused, if adequate instructions were given at the initial visit.
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