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Case 3

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
A 15-month-old female is brought to the emergency room by her parents who were awakened by the child's harsh barky cough. But, in the ER she currently has a completely normal physical examination except for very mild rhinorrhea.

12. What is the best treatment that should be instituted? (ANSWER)

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13. Two nights later, the patient returns to the ER at 3 AM with her weary parents who state that the child was normal for the 2 days between the ER visits, but again woke the parents up with her barky cough. What is the best diagnosis for a child with this history? (ANSWER)

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