Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease: Review on Diagnosis and Management
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 78-89
Received: Jul. 11, 2016; Accepted: Aug. 8, 2016; Published: Aug. 26, 2016
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Enas Ahmed Hamed, Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Moustafa M. Elsaeid, Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Khaled Saad, Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Hazem Abo-Zeed, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
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Within the past few years, there is a rapid expansion in our understanding of childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD). chILD refers to a diverse group of rare chronic and complex respiratory disorders in children, mainly in infants under two years of age, which includes immunological and developmental abnormalities. These disorders involve the interstitium as well as the distal airspaces that result in restrictive lung physiology and significant impairment of gas exchange. chILD is clinically complex and associated with high morbidity and mortality. This review aimed to describe chILD classification, epidemiology, diagnostic approaches, morbidity, treatments, and the outcomes of chILD.
Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease, chILD Syndrome, Diffuse Lung Disease
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Enas Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa M. Elsaeid, Khaled Saad, Hazem Abo-Zeed, Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease: Review on Diagnosis and Management, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2016, pp. 78-89. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcems.20160205.12
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