Prolonged croup due to herpes simplex virus infection

I. Krause, T. Schonfeld, J. Ben-Ari, I. Offer, B. Z. Garty

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an uncommon cause of acute laryngitis in immunocompetent patients since it mostly occurs in immunocompromised subjects. We present two previously healthy children with prolonged gingivostomatitis and stridor (lasting 3 and 4 weeks) in whom HSV-1 was isolated from subglottal ulcers. Conclusion: HSV should be considered a possible pathogen in cases of prolonged or a typical croup not only in immunocompromised or elderly patients but also in otherwise healthy children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Prolonged croup


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