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What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: Asthma

Asthma is the most frequent cause of multiple episodes of pneumonia.
If the asthma is well controlled, pneumonia should be a very uncommon event. Other causes of frequent pneumonia can include immune dysfunction, recurrent aspiration, foreign body aspiration, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.

In brief: Asthma

Asthma is the most frequent cause of multiple episodes of pneumonia.
If the asthma is well controlled, pneumonia should be a very uncommon event. Other causes of frequent pneumonia can include immune dysfunction, recurrent aspiration, foreign body aspiration, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Robert Fink
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Several conditions

Frequent pneumonias can occur in several situations.
Several conditions such as aspiration, immune deficiencies (congenital or acquired), airway defects, abnormal clearance of mucus (pcd) or cystic fibrosis are associated with frequent pneumonias. Talk to your child's doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Several conditions

Frequent pneumonias can occur in several situations.
Several conditions such as aspiration, immune deficiencies (congenital or acquired), airway defects, abnormal clearance of mucus (pcd) or cystic fibrosis are associated with frequent pneumonias. Talk to your child's doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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