Airway and Lungs
Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Pulmonary Medicine.
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens. Learn about asthma in children and how to manage symptoms.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).
Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. Learn more about this serious illness.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the lower airways) and pneumonia in babies. Learn more about this condition.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1-year-old. Learn more.
Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days. Learn more about this condition.
As soon as Mila was born at 35.5 gestational weeks, it was clear something was terribly wrong. Mila’s breathing didn’t sound right. Her mother waited to hear her newborn cry. Following diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, her newborn daughter's health concerns were revealed.
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