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October 1942

LARYNGOTRACHEOBRONCHITIS IN CHILDREN: CLASSIFICATION AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

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SIOUX CITY, IOWA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(4):491-498. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760040045004
Abstract

In recent years, many articles have appeared in the literature of otolaryngology concerning infectious laryngotracheobronchitis. Most authors are now well agreed on the characteristics of this disease, its prevalence and its high mortality rate, especially among infants and young children. It seems that the battle of titles and descriptive adjectives, such as fulminating, nondiphtheritic and pseudomembranous, has quieted down, and one may hopefully expect less confusion in the future, especially for the younger men who are interested in the literature of this most fascinating and deadly disease. Treatment has been fairly well standardized, and there have not been many additions of any great importance in recent years, not excepting the sulfonamide drugs. In other words, most of the articles appearing at present have similar subject matter and almost identical conclusions. It seems, then, that the place may have been reached where further discussion of the subject in the meetings of

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