The following is a summary of the most common diseases with which our small patients come to our paediatric pulmonology clinic:
The most common chronic childhood disease affects 8-10% of the child population. It is caused by chronic inflammation of the bronchi, which can be triggered in several ways. Without treatment, asthma causes permanent structural changes in the lungs that can cause significant respiratory impairment in adulthood. Shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, and rapid breathing may all be causes for an examination.
An increased, excessive reaction of the immune system to certain allergens may occur as early as childhood. Certain allergens work through the airways, causing inflammation of the nasal mucosa, but can also affect the entire bronchial system. It can be intermittent, caused by pollen from trees, grasses, weeds, or constantly present, such as house dust mites, animal hair, or mold-induced allergies.