New clinical practice guidelines on the classification, evaluation and management of childhood interstitial lung disease in infants: What do they mean?

Jennifer A. Wambach, Lisa R. Young

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Abstract

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) recently published a clinical practice guideline regarding the classification, evaluation, and management of childhood interstitial lung disease in infancy (chILD). As disease entities among infants with ILD are often distinct from forms seen in older children and adults, the guideline encourages an age-based classification system and focuses on the diagnostic approach to neonates and infants <2 years of age. The guideline reviews current evidence and recommendations for the evaluation, relevant genetic studies, and management of symptomatic infants. Here, we summarize the ATS guideline, highlight the major concepts, and discuss future strategies aimed at addressing current gaps in knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalExpert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • chest CT
  • children
  • interstitial lung disease
  • lung biopsy
  • surfactant

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