Childhood pneumology

What is Childhood Pulmonology?

It is the medical specialty that diagnoses, treats and supervises children with diseases of the respiratory system, that is, of the lungs, the pleura (membrane that covers the walls of the thoracic cavity and the lungs) and the mediastinum (space of the rib cage between the pleura, the spine and the sternum), from birth to 21 years.

What diseases does the pediatric pulmonologist treat?

The most common respiratory diseases in children are sleep apnea, asthma (chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract), chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, recurrent pneumonia (infection of the lungs), chronic cough and cystic fibrosis.

The pediatric pulmonologist can also treat chronic diseases of the lungs in premature babies and special conditions that require special equipment to monitor the child's breathing at home.

Children's Pneumology is the specialty that treats respiratory diseases

What subspecialties are there within the Pediatric Pulmonology?

There are no subspecialties within the Childhood Pulmonology, since this is already a subspecialty of the Pulmonology.

When should I go to a child pulmonologist?

It is recommended to visit a pediatric pulmonologist when the child has difficulty breathing, noisy breathing, coughing and sneezing along with persistent fever, excess fluid coming out of the nose, hoarseness, drowsiness or agitation, paleness or sweating.

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