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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. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Croup Any Age

Croup is an infection of the windpipe (trachea) and bronchioles.
This infection is usually caused by two viruses, influenza (the flu) and parainfluenza. Both cause an expiratory, brassy cough. A person of any age can be affected, and this disease takes a more severe course is the smaller airways of infants. Croup can be very mild in severity in older individuals, but may aggressive in infants.

In brief: Croup Any Age

Croup is an infection of the windpipe (trachea) and bronchioles.
This infection is usually caused by two viruses, influenza (the flu) and parainfluenza. Both cause an expiratory, brassy cough. A person of any age can be affected, and this disease takes a more severe course is the smaller airways of infants. Croup can be very mild in severity in older individuals, but may aggressive in infants.
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Dr. Adam Rosh
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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