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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Case 4 ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children

Case 4

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


An 8-month-old white male is brought to your office because of "noisy breathing." This was first noticed at 2 months of age when the patient had an upper respiratory infection. The noisy breathing improved when the URI improved, but never disappeared. The breathing is worse with colds and when it is very prominent, sounds like this (SOUND).

14. What physical examination findings do you expect to find in addition to the sound above? (ANSWER)

15. What are the possible causes of this child's disease process? (ANSWER)

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16. What are the possible treatments for this disease process? (ANSWER)

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