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Acute Bronchitis

Diseases & Conditions

Acute Bronchitis in Children

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the large breathing tubes (bronchi) in the lungs. Short-term (acute) bronchitis means that the symptoms often develop quickly and don’t last long.

Apnea of Prematurity

Apnea is a term that means breathing has stopped for more than 20 seconds. It can happen in full-term babies, but it is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur.

Aspiration in Babies and Children

Aspiration is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. It may be food, liquid, or some other material. This can cause serious health problems, such as pneumonia.

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Bronchiectasis

Diseases & Conditions

Bronchiolitis in Children

Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lungs. It’s when your child has swelling in the smaller airways (bronchioles) of the lung. This swelling blocks air in the smaller airways.

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Chronic Bronchitis

Diseases & Conditions

Chronic Lung Disease in Premature Babies

Chronic lung disease is the general term for long-term breathing problems in premature babies. It’s also called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Here's what you need ot know about this condition.

Common Cold in Children

The common cold is one of the most common illnesses in children. Most children will have at least 6 to 8 colds a year.

Croup in Children

Croup is a common infection in children. It causes swelling in the upper part of the airway in the neck. It causes breathing problems.

Cystic Fibrosis

Diseases & Conditions

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Emphysema

Diseases & Conditions

Epiglottitis in Children

The epiglottis is a flap of cartilage at the base of the tongue at the very back of the throat. When the epiglottis becomes swollen and inflamed, it is called epiglottitis.

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Influenza (Flu) in Children

Influenza (flu) is a very contagious viral infection that affects the air passages of the lungs. It causes a high fever, body aches, a cough, and other symptoms.

Interstitial Lung Disease

Diseases & Conditions

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Occupational Lung Diseases

Diseases & Conditions

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Paralyzed Diaphragm

Diseases & Conditions

Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

Diseases & Conditions

Pneumonia

Diseases & Conditions

Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can be mild or serious. Pneumonia is generally more common in children younger than 5 years.

Pneumothorax in Children

A pneumothorax is an air leak in the lungs. It’s when air from the lungs leaks into the chest area.

Pulmonary Embolism

Diseases & Conditions

Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema

Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is when air gets trapped in the tissue outside the tubes and air sacs of the lungs. It affects newborn babies. PIE is fairly common in neonatal intensive care units.

Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Diseases & Conditions

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in Premature Babies

Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a common problem in premature babies. It causes babies to need extra oxygen and help with breathing.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Children

RSV is a viral illness that causes symptoms such as trouble breathing. It’s the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and pneumonia in babies.

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Secondhand Smoke

Diseases & Conditions

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Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

Diseases & Conditions - Pediatrics

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