Neonatal Diseases

Newborns may also get respiratory diseases. Some of the common pulmonary diseases seen in children are:

  • Infant respiratory distress syndrome

  • Pulmonary hyperplasia

How are pulmonary diseases diagnosed in children?

It may need more than one test to investigate the diseases in children. Some of the common tests may include:

  • Pulmonary function test

  • Chest x-ray

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Ventilation-perfusion scan

  • Ultrasound

  • Biopsy

  • Computed tomography scan

  • Blood investigation

  • Culture of microorganisms

Respiratory diseases are very common and important issue among children. They may even cause death. Many studies in different countries point that they are one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation and death of children. There are various types of respiratory diseases which can affect children. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatments may vary accordingly.