What are the possible complications of croup?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Pulmonary edema, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, lymphadenitis, and otitis media have also been reported in patients diagnosed with croup. Poor ability to maintain adequate oral intake, plus increased insensible fluid losses, can lead to dehydration; as such, patients may require intravenous fluid hydration to stabilize their fluid status.

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