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MVZ Kinder- und Jugendärzte Fürth

Paediatric pneumology

Respiratory illnesses are among the most common medical conditions in childhood and adolescence. Acute respiratory illnesses are the most common reason for visits to the paediatric and adolescent surgery. Furthermore, respiratory illnesses are the most common chronic illnesses in childhood and adolescence, above all asthma. These often occur in conjunction with skin complaints (atopic eczema, neurodermatitis) and with allergies (hay fever, allergic asthma).

Dr med. Volker Melichar is a paediatric pulmonologist and allergist. Thanks to years of experience in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and recently as head of paediatric pneumology and allergology as well as the cystic fibrosis outpatient clinic, he is very familiar with the many facets and degrees of severity of respiratory disease in children and adolescents. We have particular expertise in diagnosing and treating:

  • Recurring bronchitis
  • Obstructive bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia (lung infections)
  • Chronic bacterial tracheobronchitis (inflammation of the trachea and bronchial airways)
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia (Kartagener’s syndrome, a disorder affecting the cilia)
  • Cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis, in cooperation with the CF-Ambulanz Erlangen) 
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (in the lungs of premature infants)
  • Congenital disorders of the lungs, bronchi and larynx (laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia)
  • Respiratory regulation disturbances
  • Dysfunctional breathing such as sighing dyspnea and episodic vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and much more

A comprehensive medical history and physical examination are the first steps towards a diagnosis and are followed up by child-friendly pulmonary function testing (from approx. 5 yrs.), impulse oscillometry used to measure airway resistance (possible from 3 yrs) and, if necessary, further laboratory and microbiological diagnostics. These are all required for the creation of an individual therapy plan to avoid irreversible damage to the lungs and the development of severe asthma in adulthood. Therapy is carried out according to current guidelines and in addition to modern, medicinal and inhalation therapy, including preventative measures such as allergological diagnosis, sanitising the home environment, elimination of allergens, allergen immunotherapy, inhalation training, individual training, primary and targeted vaccinations, and much more.

If you are unable to make your appointment, we request that you cancel the appointment in a timely manner (24 hours in advance), so that we may promptly offer one of the limited appointments in our special consultation hours to another family.

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Kinder- und Jugendärzte
Specialist practice for
paediatric and adolescent medicine

Paediatric cardiology
Paediatric pneumology
Natural therapy
Asthma training
Nutritional medicine

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