Spasmodic croup - definition of Spasmodic croup by The Free Dictionary
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|(Med.) ||an affection of childhood characterized by a stoppage of brathing developed suddenly and without fever, and produced by spasmodic contraction of the vocal cords. It is sometimes fatal. Called also laryngismus stridulus, and childcrowing.|
See also: Spasmodic
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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is thought to be an allergic type of inflammation and is seen in 3% of children presenting with stridor.
Nebulised budesonide is no more effective than oral steroids but is reserved for recurrent spasmodic croup
to prevent the requirement for repeat doses of steroids.
develops rapidly and resolves in the same fashion.