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What is the main cause of tracheitis 

Staph. A


What are the main symtpoms of croup

Barking cough and loud stridor


Apart from the causes, what is the main difference between croup and tracheitis

Croup is treated with oral dexamethasone, whereas tracheitis will need fluclox

(so symtpoms till relapse in tracheitis if a patient is given oral dexamethasone)


What are the main causes of:

a) croup

b) epiglotitis

c) tracheitis

a) parainfluenza

b) hameophilus infleunza 

c) staph. A