Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make it hard to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis. Breathing in dust or other ...1

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Causes List for Interstitial Lung Disease

Some possible causes of Interstitial Lung Disease or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) also occurs in adults. However, the cause of ILD in adults may be different than the cause in children. Some types of chILD are similar to the adult forms of the disease. They may even have ...3

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Treatments: Interstitial Lung Disease

Treatment: There is no single treatment for interstitial lung diseases in children. Different forms of chILD require different treatments and support depending on the condition. The goals of treatment for chILD is to relieve symptoms, provide support to maximize growth ...4

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: ChILD; Primary ILD specific to childhood; Primary interstitial lung disease specific to childhood ...Source: GARD (NIH)5 ...

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): interstitiallungdiseases.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ chld
  4. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 10559/ childrens-interstitial-lung-disease
  5. ibid.

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