Acute Stridor-Diagnostic Challenges in Different Age Groups Presented to the Emergency DepartmentNasir Mohamad*, Mohd Boniami Yazid, Lavanya Devi Solayar, Afifah Sjam’un, Benjy Tan, Kai Jie Yow, Norasmah Hasan and Shazana Hamizol
Department of Emerg Med (Los Angel) , School of Medical Sciences, USM Health Campus, 16150, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nasir Mohamad
Departments of Emerg Med (Los Angel)
School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150
Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 07, 2012; Accepted Date: June 06, 2012; Published Date: June 08, 2012
Citation: Mohamad N, Yazid MB, Solayar LD, Sjam’un A, Tan B, et al. (2012) Acute Stridor-Diagnostic Challenges in Different Age Groups Presented to the Emergency Department. Emergency Med 2:125. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000125
Copyright: © 2012 Mohamad N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Stridor can be a frightening presentation in the Emergency Department (ED), necessitating prompt diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers. The differential diagnosis of stridor in different age groups must be familiar to those practicing in emergency care. Early detection and management of the acute problem will pave a path towards a better recovery. In this case study, we report 6 cases of stridor from different age groups presented to the ED. By distinguishing the different presentations of acute stridor in children and adult, this will facilitate the diagnosis and management given by primary care physicians in the emergency department.