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What are the pediatric symptoms of atelectasis?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: ATELECTASIS

When part of the lungs collapse, child will have shortness of breath, tachypnea, cyanosis and chest pain depending on the part of lungs involved.

In brief: ATELECTASIS

When part of the lungs collapse, child will have shortness of breath, tachypnea, cyanosis and chest pain depending on the part of lungs involved.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Fever

Fever, shortness of breath, increased work of breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, chest pain with respiration are just some of the possible symptoms.

In brief: Fever

Fever, shortness of breath, increased work of breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, chest pain with respiration are just some of the possible symptoms.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Cough

Most lung infections are associated with a severe cough and a decrease in breath sounds on exam.

In brief: Cough

Most lung infections are associated with a severe cough and a decrease in breath sounds on exam.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Pediatric atelectasi

Pediatric atelectasis can have vareying symptoms depending on the size of the collapsed area.
Atelectasis means part of th e lung or the whole lung/lobe gets collapsed and air cannot enter that part of the lunf causing less oxygenation fo the blood. It can lead2cough, cyanosis, tachypnea(shortness of breath)/ air hunger, fever. There has to be an underlying probelm 2 cause this.

In brief: Pediatric atelectasi

Pediatric atelectasis can have vareying symptoms depending on the size of the collapsed area.
Atelectasis means part of th e lung or the whole lung/lobe gets collapsed and air cannot enter that part of the lunf causing less oxygenation fo the blood. It can lead2cough, cyanosis, tachypnea(shortness of breath)/ air hunger, fever. There has to be an underlying probelm 2 cause this.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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