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Pneumonia is inflammation in the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants. It is a serious condition in which the air sacs fill with pus and other fluid. The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the training and expertise to treat pneumonia in children.
The main types of pneumonia include:
Different types of pneumonia share similar symptoms. Symptoms may include:
The pediatric pulmonologists with Norton Children’s Pulmonology create a care plan based on each child’s age, current health and medical history. Some treatments may include:
Children with severe breathing issues may need treatment in the hospital. Treatment may include:
Our center specializes in caring for children with any type of respiratory disorder. Careful consideration is given to prescribe the best possible method of therapy following nationally accepted guidelines for treating pneumonia, where applicable.