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This is an infection of the subglottic tissue characterized by the presence of purulent discharge. The most frequent pathogen is staphylococcus, followed by streptococcus and pneumococcus. It is a rare disease that occurs in children under the age of six. The presenting symptoms are: septic status, fever, stridor and cough, rapidly worsening dyspnea.

It is very important to tranquilize the child right away and undergo chest Rx and/or lateral neck Rx, fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy. Usually intravenous antibiotic therapy with Teicoplanin 10 mg/kg, Ceftriaxone 50 mg/Kg/day and Chloramphenicol 100 mg/kg/day is recommended.

Source: Mediserve‘s Medical Emergencies in Pediatrics.

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