Mnemonics for Differential Diagnosis of Acute Stridor in Children

Remember the differential diagnosis of acute stridor in children using the mnemonic FATHER.


  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Airway burns
  • Tracheitis, Trauma
  • Hypersensitivity(anaphylaxis)
  • Epiglottitis
  • Retropharyngeal abscess, croup

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