Dr. Sunil Kapoor, Pediatric Pulmonologist makes Diagnosis in Medical Mystery as told in The Washington Post.

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Dr. Kapoor featured in "Why did a little girl have a persistent smoker's cough?"

FAIRFAX, Va., April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sunil Kapoor of the Pediatric

Lung and Allergy Center makes vital diagnosis for teen as told in article "Why did a little girl have a Persistent Smoker's Cough?" Washington Post, March 30, 2018 (see link below).

A lifetime of medical struggles for teenager Mimi Shea leads her to Dr. Sunil Kapoor, pediatric pulmonologist to evaluate her medical mystery.  A persistent year-round wet cough, nasal congestion and frequent respiratory infections continued for years despite treatments until Dr. Kapoor diagnosed a rare genetic disorder, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

Mimi and her parents share her medical story to build awareness about the lung condition, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, or PCD, which affects about 1 in 15,000 Americans and is often under-diagnosed.   Her story also illustrates the importance of a mother's diligence in organizing family medical records, and the benefit of seeing a pediatric pulmonologist when a child's cough and congestion are persistent.

Dr. Sunil Kapoor is a board-certified Pediatric Pulmonologist/Medical Director at the Pediatric Lung and Allergy Center and the Section Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology at the Inova Children's Hospital.  

About Us:

The Pediatric Lung and Allergy Center, a division of Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C., is committed to providing comprehensive care for respiratory, allergic and immune disorders in children of all ages.   Patients are seen at outpatient medical offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia as well as at the Inova Children's Hospital.   The Pediatric Lung and Allergy Center is an accredited Cystic Fibrosis Foundation site in association with the Inova Health System.

Combining its private practice offices and hospital locations, the Fairfax Neonatal Associates doctors and staff render services to nearly 20,000 patients each year.  The Fairfax Neonatal Associates NICU at Inova Children's Hospital is recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 Neonatology services in the nation.   Pediatric specialties offered by the group include pediatric surgery, pediatric pulmonology, allergy and immunology and pediatric sleep medicine in addition to neonatology and pediatric hospital medicine.

Contact:

Fairfax Neonatal Associates and Pediatric Lung and Allergy Center, visit www.fnapc.com; on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook:  @pediatriclungandallergycenter Facebook: @fairfaxneonatalassociates Instagram: #fairfaxneonatalassociates

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SOURCE Pediatric Lung and Allergy Center



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