Recurring pediatric croup linked to acid reflux

09/22/2008 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers say children with recurring croup also could have gastroesophageal reflux disease, which can trigger swelling with viral or respiratory infections. Endoscopies on 80 children with croup found 33% had narrowing of the airway and 19 of those children also had acid reflux. That subset was treated for acid reflux and 14 showed improvement in croup.

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