Pediatric Pulmonology

What is pediatric pulmonology? 

Pediatric pulmonology is the medical discipline involving the diagnosis, treatment and management of lung conditions and breathing problems in children. 

What conditions do pediatric pulmonologists treat? 

  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing or noisy breathing 
  • Recurring pneumonia (lung infection)
  • Asthma (chronic airway inflammation)
  • Cystic fibrosis (a genetic disease with pulmonary and nutritional symptoms)
  • Apnea (when breathing stops for a prolonged time)
  • Chronic lung disease in premature infants