Croup in adult

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Croup or laryngotracheitis is rare in adults. We present a case of an otherwise healthy young woman that presented in the winter with 3 days of increasing dyspnea, cough, and fever. She was hemodynamically stable but was found to have a barking cough, paradoxical abdominal breathing, and stridor. Chest radiograph revealed subglottic narrowing. Respiratory viral nucleic acid amplification testing was positive for respiratory syncytial virus.

Croup in Adults

Croup in Adults: Symptoms, Treatment, Outlook, and More

This material must not be used for commercial purposes, or in any hospital or medical facility. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Nov 16, Croup is a respiratory infection. It causes your throat and upper airways of the lungs to swell and narrow.

What Exactly Is Croup–and Can Adults Get It?

Croup is a condition that affects your upper respiratory airways—the windpipe, bronchial tubes, and vocal cords. With croup technically called laryngotracheobronchitis , the airways swell and narrow, making it uncomfortable—and sometimes difficult—to breathe and producing a characteristic bark-like cough. Croup is usually caused by a virus. While there are many different kinds of viruses that can cause croup, the most common are parainfluenza viruses. There are four strains of these viruses, but the one mostly responsible for croup is parainfluenza virus 1.
Croup can usually be diagnosed by a GP and treated at home. Commonly, croup is caused by a virus. Several viruses can cause croup but in most cases it is the parainfluenza virus. Read more about the causes of croup. Croup usually affects young children aged between six months and three years, with most cases occurring in one-year-olds.