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Asthma Program

The Pediatric Asthma Program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA provides comprehensive and individualized diagnosis and treatment for infants, children and adolescents suffering from asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows a child's airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. Approximately 7 million children in the United States are affected with asthma.

Our pediatric pulmonologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of asthma in infants, children and adolescents. We have access to the most advanced technologies and therapies and our program takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating asthma. Our dynamic team includes a range of pediatric specialists as well as social workers, nurses, dietitians, and respiratory therapists who will offer support and education to patients and their families. As a result, we have the resources and skills to create a treatment plan specific to your child's needs. We are committed to helping children manage their asthma and to further allow children to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. 

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Some of the services our program offers are as follows:

  • Consultative diagnosis and management of disease impacting normal respiratory function
  • Inhalation challenge testing            
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Exhaled nitric oxide testing
  • Allergy testing
  • Inhaler device training
  • Exercise testing
  • Dedicated teaching from a certified asthma specialist and/or dedicated respiratory therapist

 

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