Chapter 36. Respiratory Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. John Massie FRACP, PhD Respiratory Physician Clinical Associate Professor and
  2. Sarath Ranganathan MBChB, MRCP, FRCPCH, FRACP, PhD Consultant Respiratory Physician

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch36

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Massie, J. and Ranganathan, S. (2009) Respiratory Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • respiratory conditions;
  • asthma - establishing diagnosis and pattern of asthma;
  • patterns of asthma and interval treatment;
  • acute viral bronchiolitis - assessment and management;
  • pneumonia - clinical features and management;
  • pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute otitis media and URTI;
  • foreign body in bronchial tree - cystic fibrosis;
  • upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs);
  • distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS);
  • congenital lung disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Asthma

  • Acute viral bronchiolitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute otitis media and URTI

  • Laryngotracheobronchitis (croup)

  • Epiglottitis

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

  • Cough

  • Foreign body in the bronchial tree

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Congenital lung disease