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Airway obstruction in an infant

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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Upper airway: Congenital causes include:

  • laryngomalacia - the most common cause
  • subglottic stenosis
  • choanal atresia
  • laryngeal web
  • laryngeal cysts
  • vascular ring
  • vocal cord palsy

Acquired causes include:

  • pyrexial conditions:
    • epiglottitis
    • croup
    • laryngitis
  • apyrexial conditions:
    • foreign body
    • trauma
    • papillomata

Lower airway: Causes include:

  • asthma
  • foreign body

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