Chronic interstitial lung diseases in pediatrics

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Chronic interstitial lung diseases in pediatrics

Donato Rigante, Achille Stabile

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Abstract

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) in children includes a large spectrum of rare respiratory disorders that are mostly associated with high morbidity and mortality. These conditions are characterized by inflammatory and fibrotic changes that affect alveolar walls. Typical features of ILD include dyspnea, diffuse infiltrates on chest radiographs, and abnormal pulmonary function tests with restrictive ventilatory defect and final impaired gas exchanges. Diagnosis needs to be structured with a clinical evaluation requiring a careful history paying attention to exposures and systemic diseases, but is focused on the histopathologic evaluation of lungs.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Chronic interstitial lung diseases in pediatrics
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalRivista Italiana di Pediatria
Volume1999
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Interstiziopatia polmonare

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