Pediatric pulmonology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory disorders and diseases in children, from infancy to adolescence. It deals with the evaluation and care of children with a wide range of pulmonary conditions, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, and congenital lung abnormalities.
The respiratory system in children has unique characteristics and considerations, requiring specialized expertise to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. Pediatric pulmonologists are medical professionals who specialize in evaluating and treating respiratory disorders in children. They work closely with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, including pediatricians, respiratory therapists, allergists, immunologists, and thoracic surgeons, to deliver personalized and effective care to young patients.