Fever, breathing problems at night, inability to breathe out because of bronchial edema, decreased breath sounds, expiratory rhonchi, scattered crackles


Mild respiratory distress in children, increased respiratory distress in infants. Sore throat and cough, inspiratory stridor, dyspnea. Late phases: severe dyspnea, fatigue, exhaustion

Acute spasmodic laryngitis

Hoarseness, rhinorrhea, cough, noisy inspiratory phase that worsens at night, anxiety, labored breathing, cyanosis, rapid pulse; the most severe symptoms may occur on the first night, with lessening symptoms on each of the following nights

558 Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup)

PSYCHOSOCIAL. The parents and child will be apprehensive. Assess the parents' ability to cope with the emergency situation, and intervene as appropriate. Note that many children are treated at home rather than in the hospital; your teaching plan may need to consider home rather than hospital management.

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