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Croup: Introduction

Croup: A condition characterized by an acute partial obstruction of the upper airway on young children. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Croup, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Croup:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Croup. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Croup

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Croup: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Croup, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Croup Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Croup may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Croup

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Croup may include:

  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Hepar sulph homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Spongia homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Croup

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Croup: Animations

Croup: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Croup

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Croup: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Croup

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or vaginal itch), more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with a persistent cough may actually have more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often more »

Croup: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Croup

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Croup: Related Rare Diseases

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Croup: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Croup listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Croup as a symptom include:

Definitions of 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)

A disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Croup

The list below shows some of the causes of Croup mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Croup?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Croup. Of the 17 causes of Croup that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Croup:

The following list of conditions have 'Croup' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Croup:

The following list of medical conditions have Croup or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Croup Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Croup based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Croup:

    Laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis, Tracheolaryngobronchitis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Croup:

    Medical Conditions associated with Croup:

    Cough (1407 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Croup:

    Cough (1407 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Cold-like symptoms (712 causes), Flu-like symptoms (168 causes), Laryngotracheobronchitis (4 causes), Respiratory disease, Stridor (695 causes), Barking cough (10 causes), Hoarseness (417 causes), Respiratory distress (241 causes), Viral infection

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