Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis: An important cause of bleeding into lungs!!

Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare disease seen in children and adults. In patients with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) there are repeated episodes of bleeding into the alveolar sacs of the lungs. Repeated episodes of bleeding into the lungs…

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders or Sleep-Wake Cycle Disorders: An important cause of irregular sleep pattern in children!

All humans have a sleep-wake cycle which nearly remains the same with minor variations and repeats roughly every 24 hours. This natural, internal process is called the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus located in…

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Repeated pneumonias in children can be a sign of underlying immunodeficiency!

Primary immune deficiencies (PID) are rare disorders where our immune system is weak and its ability to fight with infections is reduced. Children with primary immune deficiencies (PID) get repeated infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, skin infection,…

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Nasal endoscopy in children: A useful tool in the diagnosis of many respiratory and allergic problems in children!

Nasal endoscopy is a simple OPD procedure in the office of an allergist/pulmonologist or an ENT surgeon. Endoscopy provides a very good view of the nasal and sinus passages and is used in the diagnosis of many disorders in children…

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