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Although most children with croup improve after 48 hours, there are some cases that will take longer to resolve. In a small number of cases, admission to a hospital for more intensive management may be required. Of those admitted, only 1%-2% will be severe enough to require a breathing tube with mechanical ventilation or pediatric intensive care.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015
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