• Mild infection.
  • Viral : Parainfluenzae Virus  
  • Barking Cough

X-Ray : The steeple sign is a radiologic sign found on a frontal neck radiograph where subglottic tracheal narrowing produces an inverted "V" shape within the trachea itself. The presence of the steeple sign indicates a diagnosis of croup.

Treatment :
  1. Nebulized Racemic Epinephrine
  2. High dose Dexamethasone (single) - 0.6 mg/kg

Image src : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Croup_steeple_sign.jpg

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