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

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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