Acute stridor in children

Maloney, Emma; Meakin, George H.
December 2007
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Dec2007, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p183
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the assessment, common causes and treatment of a child with a previously normal airway presenting with acute stridor. It describes the anatomical and physiological features of the respiratory system in infants. Diagnostic procedures include a pulse oximeter probe and radiology. Causes may include viral croup, postintubation croup, epiglottitis and bacterial tracheitis. Other topics discussed include retropharyngeal or tonsillar abscess and foreign body aspiration.


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