Congenital Tracheomalacia

Congenital Tracheomalacia: ASP Health-Patient Assistance Program

Congenital Tracheomalacia

A rare childhood form of tracheomalacia, congenital tracheomalacia affects cartilage surrounding the windpipe (trachea) at birth. A collapsed trachea causes difficulty breathing as the infant breathes out. A patient may experience mild to severe shortness of breath (especially while exercising or eating), loud breathing (stridor), blue skin (cyanosis), and recurring airway infections.

Individuals, who have difficulty obtaining a prescription or equipment, can sign up for ASP Health’s resources and help. This can include connecting them with pharmaceutical company assistance programs or government programs.


Signs and Symptoms

Patients with Congenital tracheomalacia often do not exhibit any symptoms. The most common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Stridor
  • Bluish coloring around the lips and nose
  • Mucus buildup and productive “barking” cough
  • Respiratory distress


Congenital tracheomalacia can be associated with:

  • An underlying genetic condition (i.e. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Mounier-Kuhn syndrome, Marfan syndrome)
  • Premature birth
  • Birth defects

Affected Populations

The prevalence of congenital tracheomalacia is estimated to be around 1 in 2,100 live births.


ASP Health- How can we help?

People in the US have a hard time accessing healthcare but it should be their right. There are many who cannot afford to pay for healthcare because of their low income or lack of insurance coverage. The ASP Health team understands this and offers assistance to these individuals by providing them with information on how they can get the care they need without having to pay anything upfront.

The Patient Assistance Program is a program that assists patients who cannot afford their medical bills. It provides them with free or discounted medications and treatments. The program also helps patients to find health care providers in their area.

ASP Health is committed to assisting the underserved population by collaborating with doctors, hospitals, and other organizations to provide care for those who cannot afford it.

Reach out to ASP Health at 405-283-3244 or visit our website to know more.

How to apply for assistance?

Whatever you need, we're here to help. ASP Health can assist with filling out forms, obtaining medication, or providing advice on medications.

Reach out to ASP Health at 405-283-3244 for more information.