patho week 6 discussion - Week 6 Main Discussion Post Respiratory Alterations In scenario two Kevin who is six years old is examined for a deep

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Week 6 Main Discussion PostRespiratory AlterationsIn scenario two, Kevin who is six years old is examined for a deep, persistent cough. He developed the deep, barking cough approximately one week ago. His parents state he has been running a low-grade temperature, coughing so hard that he vomits at times, and is coughing up mucus. Kevin’s medical history is negative for asthma or RSV as a child, and his parents are unsure if his immunizations are up-to-date because of frequent moving. Kevin is diagnosed with croup. “Croup is an acute laryngotracheobronchitis and almost always occurs in children between 6 months and 5 years of age with a peak incidence at 2 years of age” [Hue12]. There arethree different forms of croup: Acute laryngotracheobronchitis (croup), spasmodic croup, and bacterial laryngotracheitis [Hue12]. The most common type of croup is acute Laryngotracheobronchitis [Cro15]. Croup is the most common form of airway obstruction in children [Knu04]. “The annual incidence is up to six cases per 100 children younger than six
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