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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:510
  1. Iolo Doull
  1. Senior registrar in paediatric intensive care Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH

    EDITOR,—P I Macfarlane and S Suri question both the validation of croup scores and the scores' usefulness. They do not, however, mention what they consider to be a more appropriate measure of croup. The Syracuse croup score has been validated on the need to admit a patient to an intensive therapy unit.1 In the absence of a more objective measure, croup …

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