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Child cardio and respiratory system disorders

All children have recurrent bacterial and viral infections of the throat and lungs (respiratory tract). Usually these infections are mild and play a role in developing a healthy immune system.

  • Enlarged adenoids

    Enlarged adenoids

    Enlargement of the adenoids, tissue at the back of the nasal cavity that forms part of the body's defence system
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  • Epiglottitis

    Epiglottitis

    Epiglottitis is an inflammation of the epiglottis, a flap of cartilage that closes over the main airway to the lungs when food is swallowed.
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  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura is the inflammation of small blood vessels, the kidneys, and joints, caused by an abnormal immune response.
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  • Kawasaki disease

    Kawasaki disease

    Kawasaki disease is a prolonged fever during which the heart and blood vessels may be damaged.
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  • Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, two areas of tissue at the back of the throat that form part of the body's defence system.
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  • Chronic snoring in children

    Chronic snoring in children

    Was that really snoring coming from your little one’s bedroom? He may look peacefully asleep now, but is he still tired and grumpy in the morning? Chronic snoring can be caused by a sleep-related respiratory disorder or an anomaly in your child’s throat or mouth, so it’s important to tackle the...
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