Nurs 6501 WK 6 discussion.docx - Respiratory Alterations Scenario#2 A 6-year-old male presents with deep cough that started a week ago Mom states that

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Respiratory Alterations Scenario #2 A 6-year-old male presents with deep cough that started a week ago. Mom states that cough sounds like barking sound and sometimes makes boy vomit. Cough is productive for mucous, and no bleeding noted. Child has had low-grade temp, but parents can’t say for sure how high his temperature has gotten. Child has negative family history and negative for asthma and RSV. Parents unsure of immunization status. Alterations associated with cough Croup can be categorized acute laryngotracheobronchitis (croup) and spasmodic croup. Croup is an acute laryngotracheitis and occurs in children ages 6 months to 5 years old. It can be characterized by infection and obstruction of the upper airway[Heu171]. Spasmodic croup can occur in older children. The etiology of croup is unknown but is known to be triggered by a cold, allergies, or a viral infection. Most cases of croup are caused by a virus and occur most often in the winter months. Croup is caused by subglottic inflammation and edema from the infection[Heu171].
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