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- n. A respiratory disease, a form of croup.
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- n. inflammation of the larynx and trachea and bronchial passageways
I like to give everyone else pharyngitis and laryngotracheobronchitis, which often becomes croup.
Vegetable organic foreign bodies as peanut-kernels, beans, watermelon seeds, etcetera, cause at once violent laryngotracheobronchitis, with toxemia, cough and irregular fever, the gravity and severity being inversely to the age of the child.
If, however, an inflammatory condition of the bronchi existed previous to the bronchoscopy, as for instance the intense diffuse, purulent laryngotracheobronchitis associated with the aspiration of nut kernels, or in the presence of pulmonary abscess from long retained foreign bodies, a moderate temporary rise of temperature may be expected.
Known medically as viral laryngotracheobronchitis, the distinctive cough is caused my inflammation around the vocal chords.