If your child has a condition that affects his or her lungs and breathing, it can be scary for you as a parent. Your child needs proper diagnosis, treatment and management to allow him or her to breathe easier and participate in everyday activities.

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Children’s Health at University of Missouri Children’s Hospital has one of the most comprehensive and respected pulmonary medicine, asthma and allergy centers in the state of Missouri.

Our team of highly skilled pediatric specialists takes care of children who battle acute (sudden) and chronic (ongoing) respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis, asthma and conditions like hay fever brought on by allergies. We offer state-of-the-art treatments with kindness and a genuine love for kids.

Some common illnesses we treat

Our pulmonary medicine team treats a wide range of lung conditions in kids, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (chronic lung disease that affects newborns and infants)
  • Cystic fibrosis (genetic disorder that affects the lungs)
  • Hay fever
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Ventilator-dependent respiratory conditions

Comprehensive testing we offer

We offer testing to help diagnose any pulmonary condition your child may have, such as:

  • Allergy tests
  • Bronchoscopy (using a thin viewing instrument to closely examine your child’s airway)
  • Exercise challenge
  • Methacholine challenge (test for asthma in which your child’s breathes in medicine called methacholine)
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Sleep study