When is an evaluation of hydration status or IV fluid support indicated for children with croup?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Patients who present with fevers, tachypnea, and history of decreased oral fluid intake require evaluation of their hydration status. Compromised oral intake and inability to maintain needed fluid volume may require intravenous fluid support to stabilize, support, and sustain fluid requirements.


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