Paediatric Inflammation, Metabolism and Child Health Research
In the Group of Pediatric Inflammation research we study a number of common conditions such as asthma and allergies , intestinal inflammatory diseases and rheumatologic diseases. All of these disorders are characterized by inflammation.
Inflammatory markers such as exhaled nitric oxide are studied in order to find better tools for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma and other conditions. Other markers are studies in relation to intestinal and/or rehmatic diseases. Cystic fibrosis, a rare disease that affects the lungs and exocrine secretions, leading to severe respiratory infections. The underlying cause is defective function of the chloride channel in the cell membrane. The research group is looking into better methods of treatment and diagnosis of this previously uniformly fatal condition. Researchers involved in the urinary tract are also members of the group. We study urinary tract infections and children with severe enuresis (bedwetting).