A tracheal infection potentially causing acute airway obstruction. Also known as bacterial croup and laryngotracheobronchitis. Exudative tracheitis can refer to a less severe form of...
Racemic epinephrine aerosol if easily tolerated
Reassurance; avoid agitating child
Bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation if in respiratory fai...
Admit to PICU.
PICU length of stay varies from 3–9 days.
Consider in patients with croup-like illness who rapidly deteriorate.
May be more severe in younger patients due to narrower tracheal diameters.
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Hopkins A, Lahiri T, Salerno R...
464.11 Acute tracheitis with obstruction
464.21 Acute laryngotracheitis with obstruction
J04.11 Acute tracheitis with obstruction
J05.0 Acute obstructive laryngitis [croup]
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