Children’s interstitial lung disease (chILD)

In this information, we explain what chILD is, the signs and symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and how it’s treated.

Please note that chILD covers hundreds of conditions, and our information is not a replacement for a detailed discussion with your child’s medical team about their condition and possible treatment plan.

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What is children’s interstitial lung disease (chILD)?

Children’s interstitial lung disease (chILD) is a group of rare lung conditions found in infants, children and teenagers. They are grouped together because they share some common features.
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What are the signs and symptoms of chILD?

Diagnosing chILD can be difficult, as the symptoms could be caused by other conditions. Your child will have tests and investigations to diagnose it and decide the best treatment.
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