Aetiology of stridor in Malaysian children

S. Elango, Y. N. Htun

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Eighty-five children who presented with stridor were reviewed in order to determine the aetiology of stridor in these cases. Congenital causes accounted for 57.6% of cases. Laryngomalacia was the commonest congenital abnormality (77.5%). Other common causes of stridor were a foreign body in the airway (acquired) and laryngotracheobronchitis (33.3%) (infective). Tracheostomized children are a problem in developing countries, requiring prolonged hospitalization. We overcome this problem by teaching parents how to maintain the tracheostomy tube at home

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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