Respiratory system diseases, which are included in the chest diseases department, are among the most common reasons for children to visit doctors.
Children, who have a much more sensitive respiratory system than adults, are therefore affected by air change, viruses and allergens much more quickly.
Conditions such as shortness of breath, prolonged wheezing and coughing should be seen by a pediatric pulmonologist without neglect.
Respiratory system diseases seen at these ages decrease in advancing ages.
- Pediatric Chest Diseases
- Pediatric chest diseases are as follows:
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Chronic lung problems
- Lung problems in premature babies
- Cystic fibrosis
- Respiratory failure
- Recurrent cough
- Wheezing breath
- Sleeping disorders
Tests Performed at Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Pediatric Chest Diseases
In Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Pediatric Chest Diseases, where experienced specialists are present, pediatric patients with recurrent respiratory complaints are first examined, allergy tests, bronchoscopy and radiological imaging (computed tomography and chest X-ray) are performed if necessary.
When we look at the last 50 years both in the world and in our country, it is seen that there has been an increase in asthma and similar allergic diseases. Treatment of complaints such as influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, asthma and pneumonia by specialist doctors, taking the necessary measures to prevent the disease from recurring, and investigating other underlying diseases of the patients who do not respond positively to the treatment method are the basic principles of the pediatric chest diseases department.