What is it about?

This manuscript outlines the basic diagnostic steps for clinicians to determine the cause of respiratory insufficiency or failure in newborns and young children. It furthermore outlines the current classification of interstitial lung disease in the young age group and describes the genetic and morphological characteristics of the most common entities.

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Why is it important?

This work is a primer for the diagnostic workup and differential diagnosis for clinicians and pathologists alike who do not see newborns and children with respiratory symptoms on a regular basis.


This manuscript is the result of a long interdisciplinary collaboration regarding the diagnosis and treatment of babies and young children suffering from respiratory symptoms. I think it will be a helpful guidance for clinicians and morphologists alike.

Florian Laenger
Medical School Hanover

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This page is a summary of: Interstitial lung disease in infancy and early childhood: a clinicopathological primer, European Respiratory Review, March 2022, European Respiratory Society (ERS), DOI: 10.1183/16000617.0251-2021.
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