Croup

Case contributed by Dr J Yeung

Presentation

Shortness of breath and noisy breathing.

Patient Data

Age: Child
X-ray

Chest

Findings of croup. 

Case Discussion

Acute laryngotracheobronchitis, also named croup, is due to parainfluenza virus infection. It usually affects children of 2-3 years old. Patients usually present with stridor.

Typical x-ray findings included steeple sign, causing narrowing below the lower margins of pyriform sinus, seen on frontal projections.

Narrowing of the upper trachea and distension of the hypopharynx are seen on lateral neck projections.

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Case information

rID: 13539
Case created: 21st Apr 2011
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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