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What childhood lung diseases require critical care treatment?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing

The following is a list of some of some childhood lung diseases that may require critical care:

  • Uncontrolled asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Chronic lung disease from birth
  • Advanced muscular dystrophy impairing the lungs
  • Respiratory infections including pneumonia

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