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Does tracheitis affect children differently than adults?

Tracheitis is a childhood infection which does not affect adults. The infection occurs in children of all ages, but young children are especially at risk because the swelling of their small trachea could easily block the airway. Symptoms include a deep cough, high fever, breathing difficulty, and a high-pitched squeaky sound (stridor) when the child inhales. Tracheitis is rare, and most children recover completely after medical treatment.

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