1Department of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School
2Resident, Nippon Medical School
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nippon Medical School
Croup syndrome usually affects the larynx, trachea, and bronchi, and this inflammation of the upper air way produce typical symptoms: inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, and a barklike cough. The most common form, acute laryngotracheobronchitis, is caused by viral infection. Croup syndrome is of great importance in infants and small children, because a rare form, acute epiglottitis, is a medical emergency often requiring immediate treatment with an artificial air way. We report two cases of Croup syndrome.
๚ใๅใ๏ 2007; 3(2), 105-108
Croup syndrome, laryngotracheobronchitis, epiglottitis
Makoto Migita, Department of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan