nurs6501wk6R2.docx - Nurs6501Wk6R2 Christie There are two kinds of croup(1 acute and(2 spasmodic croup Acute takes place in children age 6 months to 5

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Nurs6501Wk6R2 Christie There are two kinds of croup (1) acute laryngotracheobronchitis and (2) spasmodic croup. Acute laryngotracheobronchitis takes place in children age 6 months to 5 years of age, whereas spasmodic croup takes place in older children. Croup is characteristically caused by subglottic swelling from an infection. The subglottic space permits for a buildup of submucosal and mucosal swelling. Swelling within the cricoid cartilage is critical because of the area being so
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