Wheezing in children
Last updated: October 20, 2022
This article provides an overview of conditions causing wheezing in children. While acute wheezing in children may suggest a common cold, an acute asthma exacerbation, viral bronchiolitis, foreign body aspiration, anaphylaxis, acute bronchitis, or croup, recurrent or chronic wheezing may indicate a diagnosis of asthma, double aortic arch, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, tracheomalacia, or left-sided heart failure with cardiomegaly.
For more information on each specific condition, see the respective articles.
Acute wheezing in children
Chronic or recurrent wheezing in children
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