What are the infectious causes of croup-like illnesses?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Other infectious causes for croup-like illnesses include the following:

  • Adenovirus

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

  • Enterovirus

  • Human bocavirus

  • Coronavirus [3]

  • Rhinovirus

  • Echovirus

  • Reovirus

  • Metapneumovirus [4]

  • Rarer causes - Measles virus, herpes simplex virus, varicella

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