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Chronic lung disease developed in early childhood

Publication at First Faculty of Medicine |


In this case report, we focus on the development of chronic lung disease as a long-term consequence of disruption of respiratory development in early childhood. The airways undergo dramatic development not only in the prenatal period, but intensively continue postnatally, especially during the first two to four years.

Thus, for lifelong respiratory health, intrauterine conditions and genetic influences are essential, but favourable conditions in the first years after birth are important as well.