Misdiagnosis of Croup
The classic symptom of croup is known as a “barking cough”. However, a barking cough can be caused by a number of other respiratory infections as well. The differential diagnosis for Croup can include diseases such as:
- Common cold. A dry, barking cough can develop from some of these viral infections.
- Pertussis (Whooping cough). Whooping cough can have a dry cough, usually after an initial wet cough. This condition is very serious.
- Flu. Probably not causing a barking cough that often, but Flu should be considered when a child has a viral infection. Flu can be very serious.
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