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Conditions We Treat

Pulmonology Department

The pediatric pulmonology team at Phoenix Children’s treats children with all conditions affecting the lungs.

  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: This condition is caused by a severe allergic reaction to a common fungus called aspergillus.
  • Apnea/apnea of prematurity
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis: This chronic lung disease causes the airways to widen and develop scars.
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever): This condition is an infection caused by fungus released from the soil. Arizona is one of the leading areas in the nation for this infection.
  • Congenital alveolar hypoventilation syndrome: This disorder affects normal breathing. People with this condition take shallow breaths, especially during sleep.
  • Congenital lobar emphysema: This rare disorder prevents air from escaping the lungs, causing the lobes of the lungs to overinflate.
  • Congenital malformations of the lung and chest: These malformations develop when a baby is in the womb. They can include cysts, growths and blockages.
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia: Sometimes known as immotile ciliary syndrome, this condition prevents mucus from clearing out of the lungs and sinuses.
  • Interstitial lung disease: This is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that cause scarring of the lungs.
  • Lung transplantation
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis: This rare condition leads to repeated episodes of bleeding into the lungs, which can cause anemia and lung disease.
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Restrictive chest wall disorders: These conditions can restrict the lungs and cause rapid, shallow breathing.
  • Sleep-disordered breathing: This is a general term for breathing conditions that occur during sleep. Examples include snoring and sleep apnea (when breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep).
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ventilatory muscle weakness: This condition is a common complication of neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy. It causes weakness in the muscles that help control breathing.
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