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Task force on chronic interstitial lung disease in immunocompetent children

Clement, A 2004, 'Task force on chronic interstitial lung disease in immunocompetent children' , European Respiratory Journal, 24 (4) , pp. 686-697.

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Abstract

Chronic interstitial lung diseases in children represent a heterogeneous group of disorders of both known and unknown causes that share common histological features. Despite many efforts these diseases continue to present clinical management dilemmas, principally because of their rare frequency that limits considerably the possibilities of collecting enough cases for clinical and research studies. Through a Task Force conducted by the European Respiratory Society, which comprised respiratory physicians and basic scientists from across Europe, 185 cases of interstitial lung diseases in immunocompetent children were collected and reviewed. The present report provides important clinically-relevant information on the current approach to diagnosis and management of chronic interstitial lung diseases in children. In addition, recommendations for the management of paediatric interstitial lung diseases, as well as new insights into interstitial lung diseases pathophysiology during childhood are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, infant, interstitial lung disease, lung fibrosis
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: European Respiratory Journal
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09031936
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2007 10:43
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/124

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