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Diseases » Croup » Summary
 

What is Croup?

What is Croup?

  • Croup: Respiratory infection with a characteristic cough.
  • Croup: A condition characterized by resonant barking cough, hoarseness and persistant stridor and caused by allergy, foreign body, infection, or neoplasm. It occurs chiefly in infants and children.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Croup: a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Croup: Introduction

Types of Croup:

Broader types of Croup:

Who gets Croup?

Patient Profile for Croup: Mostly young children; especially 6 months to 4 years.

How serious is Croup?

Prognosis of Croup: Most children recover without harm. However, various severe symptoms and complications need urgent medical attention.
Complications of Croup: see complications of Croup

What causes Croup?

Causes of Croup: see causes of Croup

What are the symptoms of Croup?

Symptoms of Croup: see symptoms of Croup

Complications of Croup: see complications of Croup

Seasonality of Croup: Usually in winter months.

Can anyone else get Croup?

More information: see contagiousness of Croup
Inheritance: see inheritance of Croup

Croup: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Croup.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Croup.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Croup: Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Croup.
Treatments for Croup: see treatments for Croup
Alternative treatments for Croup: see alternative treatments for Croup
Research for Croup: see research for Croup

Society issues for Croup


Hospitalization statistics for Croup: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Croup:

  • 0.07% (8,982) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Croup:

Organs and body systems related to Croup include:

Name and Aliases of Croup

Main name of condition: Croup

Other names or spellings for Croup:

Laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis, Tracheolaryngobronchitis Source - Diseases Database

Spasmodic laryngitis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Croup: Related Conditions

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