Recurrent chest infections

We provide expert assessment of people with recurrent chest infections including: CT imaging of chest and sinuses; detailed microbiological evaluation; in-depth analysis of the immune system and screening for genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).

Our approach to treatment involves:
• optimisation of airway clearance
     - mucolytics agents (hypertonic saline, carbocysteine)
     - enhanced physiotherapy techniques (ACBT, Acapella, Flutter, PEP, high frequency chest wall oscillation)
• antibiotic therapy for the prevention and treatment of infections
oral, nebulised, intravenous
• anti-inflammatory treatments
• immunisations
• immune therapies
     - immunoglobulin replacement
     - interferon gamma therapy