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Non-Infectious Pathologies of the Lungs and Lower Airways

Alveolar abnormalities of bronchial and pulmonary circulation and of the mucociliary apparatus are present from fetal life and are almost universal in patients with trisomy 21. Although the clinical expression of these abnormalities varies and is often asymptomatic, they are nevertheless a significant risk factor for developing pulmonary arterial hypertension or high-altitude related pulmonary edema. While bronchial abnormalities are rarer and often discovered by chance, they are also more frequent than in the neurotypical population. Lastly, you need to know that although wheezing episodes are frequent, they are not related to atopic asthma in most cases.


In the video and accompanying technical sheet, Dr. Hervé Walti, a pediatrician at the Jérôme Lejeune Institute, tells you more.

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