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Pediatric Respiratory Tract Diseases

Radiology Quiz: Bronchiolitis? Pneumonia? Croup? Epiglottitis?

A 27-month-old girl presents for evaluation of hoarseness. Born at 27 weeks' gestation, she spent her first 4 months in the NICU. Available notes suggest family instability and information from the mother about the child has been inconsistent. The girl was admitted 6 months earlier through the ED and treated for a presumed asthma exacerbation and bronchiolitis. Does this radiograph suggest next steps?

Pediatric Respiratory Tract Diseases

Making a good match between a young patient and an inhaler device is a first step toward optimal asthma management. Find a brief review of how to make that match in this short slide show.

Respiratory symptoms are a major reason why outpatients seek medical care, and primary care physicians who treat children frequently see pneumonia. This week’s photo essay tests your knowledge of respiratory problems in kids.

Although bronchiolitis is commonly seen in very young children, the infection can be dangerous and even fatal for some infants. Here, new thoughts on risk factors that may determine which babies get very sick.

Hoarseness developed in a 27-month-old girl who was previously treated in the ED for a presumed asthma exacerbation and bronchiolitis.

A 6-month-old boy with 1-week history of dry cough that worsened at night. He had been wheezing off and on for the past month and had visited the emergency department on one occasion.

Infection with RSV is a typically benign event of early childhood, but for some high-risk infants, complications can be fatal. Here, an important review of risk factors for severe disease and a look at promising intervention.

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