A case series of croup in stridor in a semi urban teaching hospital – south india

Suganya, C, Ramesh, S and Vinoth, S

Croup is a common cause of infectious etiology of acute stridor A series of twenty eight cases seen over a period of two years have been described. The patients presented with acute onset of stridor, cough, respiratory distress and hoarseness of voice. Male children are more commonly affected. Radiographically positive findings in 8 cases and normal in 20 cases. Lab findings showed elevated leucocyte count in 24 cases. All cases were responded well with steroids and nebulised epinephrine. Complete Recovery in all twenty eight cases.

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