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A two years old child was seen in the emergency room after awakening during night with a barking cough, stridor and dyspnea. The parents reported that the child got somewhat better in the car on the way to the emergency room.
What was the likely diagnosis and etiologic agent?

a-      Laryngomalecia , multifactorial inheritance
b-     Laryngeal web , idiopathic
c-     Epiglottitis , H.Influenza
d-     Spasmodic croup , Parainfluenza virus





17 comments:

Anonymous said...

d.spasmodic croup

Anonymous said...

d

Anonymous said...

d- Spasmodic croup

chibex said...

a - Laryngomalacia, multifactorial inheritance

dasai said...

C

helpmankind said...

D spasmpdic croup papa-influenza virus

Ju said...

If the child got better in the car its because she was seatted up, typical sign for Epiglottitis

Anonymous said...

option D

cirugia said...

croup - virus parainfluenza

Anonymous said...

answer is d

Anonymous said...

C

Anonymous said...

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. It may produce mild, moderate, or severe symptoms, which often worsen at night. It is often treated with a single dose of oral steroids; occasionally epinephrine is used in more severe cases. Hospitalization is rarely required.

Anonymous said...

croup.

Pubudu Darshana said...

Answer is C - Epiglottitis, H.influensa

Anonymous said...

laryngeal croup

qadri said...

answer:d

Anonymous said...

d