Croup vs Epiglottitis: Which One is a Medical Emergency?

Posted by on June 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

Stridor is the high-pitched sound made by turbulent flow of respiratory gases through a narrowing in the airway.  It can be biphasic, inspiratory or expiratory depending on the anatomic location. Croup is a respiratory infection with a characteristic cough, inspiratory stridor (laryngeal or supraglottic obstruction) and possible respiratory distress.  Usually caused by the Hemophilus parainfluenzae […]