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Non-Infectious Respiratory Pathologies of the Upper Airways

Non-infectious pathologies of the upper airways are a consequence of the upper airway phenotype of patients with trisomy 21. They are often aggravated by local or general factors, and are usually manifested as an obstructive syndrome. Their prevalence and potential severity justifies annual screening by a systematic ENT examination until the age of 10 years.


In this video and accompanying technical sheet, Dr. Hervé Walti, a pediatrician at the Jérôme Lejeune Institute, tells you more about the prevalence, circumstances for discovering, diagnosis, and treatment of the 3 main airway pathologies in patients with trisomy 21: laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, and bronchomalacia, as well as subglottic and tracheal pathologies.

Discover below the presentation associated with this video on the subject of “infectious respiratory pathologies of the lower airways”.

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