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Croup Scoring System

Purpose:

To grade the severity of symptoms in children with croup.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J05, J09

Description:

Children with croup can be assessed for severity of symptoms, which can be used to guide subsequent management. In the system of Westley et al, the range for each parameter is weighted to reflect the importance of the most severe finding. The score can be taken periodically during the day, and can be used to assess the effectiveness of different therapies.

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