A respiratory illness primarily affecting infants and children 6 months to 3 years of age caused by multiple different viruses and characterized by a hoarse voice and barky cough. The symptoms of croup are caused by the primary area of infection, which is the larynx, commonly known as the voice box. Parainfluenza viruses are the most common cause of croup; however, many other viruses (ie, respiratory syncytial virus, measles, influenza, rhinoviruses, and enteroviruses) may sometimes cause croup.

No, unless

Yes, when all the following criteria have been met:

When exclusion criteria are resolved, the child is able to participate, and staff members determine they can care for the child without compromising their ability to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group

A child who develops high-pitched breath sounds (stridor) caused by a narrowed airway or respiratory distress may be treated with steroids. As long...

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