Croup: steeple sign

Discussion:

Croup (laryngotracheitis) is a common diagnosis made in children six months to three years of age. Characteristic symptoms include a inspiratory stridor, barking cough, and hoarseness. The most common etiology is  parainfluenza virus

These images are from Dr. Paula Brill's excellent pediatric radiology collection.

Dr. Brill is a professor in the department of radiology (pediatric section) at Weill Cornell.

This case was donated to Radiopaedia.org by Radswiki.net.

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