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How does tracheitis affect the body?

Tracheitis may cause intercostal retractions (the pulling in of the muscles in the rib area) as a child breathes. In addition to having difficulty breathing, children with tracheitis have a high fever and deep cough. If the trachea swells enough to obstruct the airway, immediate medical attention is required.

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