International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Evaluation of cases of interstitial lung disease in children
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Background: The term childhood interstitial lung disease encompasses a broad group of pulmonary disorders. The present study aimed to evaluate interstitial lung disease in children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 78 children age ranged 4-10 years. Patients were divided into two major groups - definite ILD and possible ILD based on their clinical features, results of noninvasive tests such as X-ray and HRCT, and results of invasive tests like bronchoscopy and biopsy. In all patients, clinical feature were recorded. Results: 42 had definite ILD and 36 had possible ILD. Common clinical features were cough seen in 63 followed by hemoptysis in 41, pallor in 29, clubbing in 28, dyspnea in 26, crepitus and murmur in 7 each. The difference between definite ILD and possible ILD was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Among ILD, definite ILD was seen in 42 and possible ILD in 36. Common clinical features were cough, hemoptysis, pallor, clubbing, dyspnea, crepitus and murmur.
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Dr. Hitesh Kumar. Evaluation of cases of interstitial lung disease in children. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(1):04-05. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i1a.2