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Croup

Summary of Croup
Croup respiratory infection that is usually caused by a virus. It leads to swelling inside the wind pipe, which interferes with normal breathing and produces the classic symptoms of "barking" cough, stridor, and a hoarse voice. Fever and runny nose may also be present. Often it starts or is worse at night.

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Pathology

Respiratory system

Upper respiratory tract disorders
Lower respiratory tract disorders
Pleura and pleural space disorders
Pulmonary vascular disorders
Apnea and hypoventilation
Respiratory system pathology review

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 A 3-year-old boy is brought to the office because of fever, and hoarseness for 2 days. His family says that he developed a sharp “barking” cough last night. Physical examination shows mild erythema of the oral mucosa, moderate chest wall retraction, and inspiratory stridor at rest. There are no other abnormalities present. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?