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What you need to know about interstitial lung disease
Interstitial lung disease (ILD, chILD) isn’t actually a single disease—rather, it’s a group of rare lung diseases in which the cells and tissues of the lungs are damaged and don’t work the way they should. There are various levels of severity, treatments and outcomes.
The ILD category of diseases includes:
The causes of ILD differ based on the type.
National and local research is underway to understand more about ILD, including studies with the participation of Boston Children’s clinicians. To learn more, visit our Research & Clinical Trials page
Even though there are many diseases in the ILD category, a lot of them share certain signs and symptoms. Not every child will have every symptom, but symptoms could include:
Children with more than a few of these symptoms may benefit from an evaluation for ILD by pediatric pulmonary specialist, who may recommend that your child have further testing to determine your child’s condition.
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