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Can croup cause pneumonia?

Can croup cause pneumonia?

Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection ( usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes ( bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read more

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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


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Symptoms of croup vs. Pneumonia in a preschooler; what are the differences?

Sveral: Croup is an infectious (usually viral) narrowing of the upper airway. Usually sounds like a dog barking. Pneumonia is an infection of the actual lung tissue. Usually presents with fever, persistant cough, chest pain; rapid, short breaths; vomiting- especially as a result of vomiting can also occur. ...Read more

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My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

Maybe, maybe not: Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check her throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old child has been ill since 10/2010. diangosis mono, strep, flu, sinus, croup, pneumonia. Need a specialist, don't know what kind. Help! ?

Depends on pattern: If your child has been healthy up till oct. 2010, but you've had trouble since, it seems like a new onset health problem. Were these DX from a continuing source of health care or multiple urgent care centers.(lables are cheep/ ot always accurate) i would wonder about mild asthma as a unifying DX for the majority of those listed. Start with ur dr and go from there. He/she will know whats available. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bronchitis to turn into pneumonia (i know it's rare, just curious)?

How long does it take for bronchitis to turn into pneumonia (i know it's rare,  just curious)?

Depends: On many factors, such as age and underlying condition of the patient, the type of bacteria or virus, the persons ability to fight off infections (immune response), whether or not any treatment was attempted, etc. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia turn toxic immediately or do you have pneumonia for a while? Please, need some answers?

Does pneumonia turn toxic immediately or do you have pneumonia for a while? Please, need some answers?

Depends: Various pneumonias with bacterial or viral etiologies. Some agressive.Can become more severe if complicated by empyema. Adenovirus, streptococcal, staphyloccal can b virulent Depends on sensitivity of organism to antibiotic. Viral infections can have superimposed necrotic bact pna.Healthy young person may take week of recovery from pneumonia.For middle-aged people, it may be weeks and older longer ...Read more

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What to do if I have bronchitis, could it turn into pneumonia?

What to do if I have bronchitis, could it turn into pneumonia?

Could: Usually when treated bronchitis stays that way. It is adviseable to see your doctor and not let it go ...Read more

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Could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Yes: Sometimes bronchitis can cause pneumonia - there is a build up of mucous which causes an environment for bacteria and virus which then cause pneumonia - worsening symptoms could be a clue. ...Read more

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Can croup turn into rsv?

Can croup turn into rsv?

Not Correct-Quite: Rsv can in some kids cause croup. Croup is a collection of symptoms which may be caused by a number of different agents, including rsv. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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