University Hospital of Wales Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Guideline Printed on Wed 23-jul-08
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Croup

Viral laryngotracheobronchitis is a common reason for admission to PICU in the age group 6 months - 5 years, but heavily weighted to the infant end of this age spectrum.

A child admitted to PICU with upper airway obstruction at < 6 months is much more likely to have another cause, and a diagnosis of 'croup' should be regarded with scepticism. This age group will all require ENT investigation to establish a diagnosis

 

Croup algorithm


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