Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a condition in which the lungs suffer a severe injury, preventing adequate oxygen from reaching vital organs. Learn more.
Conditions Pulmonary Medicine Treats
Bronchiectasis occurs when damaged airways widen and become flabby and scarred. This can lead to a buildup of mucus and lung infections. Learn more.
Bronchiolitis occurs when bronchioles – or air passages – swell and mucus builds up, making breathing difficult. Learn more.
Foreign body aspiration occurs when a child inhales an object, which then blocks airways. Learn more.
Pediatric pleural effusions occur when fluid builds up in thin layers of tissue lining the lungs. Learn how this leads to breathing difficulties and low oxygen levels.
When an irritant enters a child’s lung, the swelling that results is known as pneumonitis. Learn more about this condition.
Thoracic insufficiency syndrome limits growth and development of a child’s lungs, leading to breathing problems and other complications. Learn more.
Tuberculosis is an airborne bacterial infection that attacks the lungs and can damage other organs. Learn more.
Upper airway obstruction occurs when a foreign object or medical condition blocks the windpipe, voice box or throat. Learn more.
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
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