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i know croup is common is infants, but is it possible that a 16 yr old could have croup?

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Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sure: Croup is a name designated to a clinical diagnosis of inflammation of the larynx and trachea. It is caused by many viruses - the most common being parainfluenza. You can be infected with these viruses at any age but the older you are the less likely that you'll exhibit the same symptoms that a younger person will exhibit (seal-like barking cough and inspiratory stridor).
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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