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Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2010 Oct;26(10):567-70. doi: 10.1016/S1607-551X(10)70088-7.

Croup-induced postobstructive pulmonary edema.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

Postobstructive pulmonary edema is life-threatening, and results from a sudden episode of upper airway obstruction. Croup is generally thought to be a benign condition, but occasionally it can develop into postobstructive pulmonary edema. We present a case of a 5-year-old boy with recurrent croup, who was diagnosed with postobstructive pulmonary edema. Our experience alerts pediatricians to this easily misdiagnosed disease.

PMID:
20950784
DOI:
10.1016/S1607-551X(10)70088-7
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