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Adult croup: a rare but more severe condition.
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PMID:  11124654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the first adult patient with virologically confirmed croup caused by parainfluenza virus type 3 and review 10 cases of adult croup described in the English-language literature. Circumstantial evidence of viral infection was present in only 1 other case, in which there was a rise in antibody titer against influenza B virus. Ten patients (91%) required intensive care support. None of the 11 patients died. A comparison was also made between the 11 adults with croup and 43 children hospitalized with severe croup described in a representative paper published in 1984. Adult croup represents an apparently more severe disease entity than pediatric croup.
P C Woo; K Young; K W Tsang; C G Ooi; M Peiris; K Yuen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-24     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Croup / diagnosis*,  therapy,  virology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hong Kong
Parainfluenza Virus 3, Human* / isolation & purification
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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