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How do other illnesses affect stridor?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Stridor is a symptom of other illnesses and health problems. For example, croup can cause inflammation around the windpipe in children, which can lead to stridor. Tumors on the larynx, allergic reactions, or vocal cord problems can cause the symptom to develop in adults.

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