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Emerg Med J 30:603 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202049
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A child with severe stridor

  1. San-Nan Yang2
  1. 1 Division of Pediatric Emergency, Department of Emergency, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  2. 2 Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tai-Heng Chen, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, No. 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan; taihen{at}kmu.edu.tw
  • Accepted 15 October 2012
  • Published Online First 12 November 2012

A 4-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with 1 week's fever and sore throat, associated with progression of respiratory distress since 3 days. He had significant stridor, nasal flaring and marked suprasternal recessions. Parents denied history of foreign body ingestion. Dyspnoea and stridor exacerbated on lying supine and was partially relieved by sit-up position. Physical examination revealed enlarged and exudative …


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