Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases

M. Z. Norzila, B. H O Azizi, C. T. Deng, A. Zulfiqar

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Abstract

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is very rare in children. In the majority of cases the aetiology is unknown. Very little is known about the clinical course of this condition in children. Prognosis may be influenced by sex, age of onset of symptoms, radiographic features, presence of right ventricular hypertrophy and histopathology. We report our experience in managing four children with interstitial lung disease. All these children presented in early infancy with cough, respiratory distress, cyanosis and failure to thrive. Three of these children had finger clubbing and right ventricular hypertrophy. All patients received oral steroids. Chloroquine was added in two patients who showed no response. A trial of oral cyclophosphamide was started in one patient who failed with both drugs. On child is oxygen independent while another is on home oxygen therapy. The other two patient eventually died.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-432
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume52
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Interstitial Lung Diseases
Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
Oxygen
Failure to Thrive
Cyanosis
Chloroquine
Age of Onset
Cough
Cyclophosphamide
Fingers
Steroids
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • High resolution computed program
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Oxygen therapy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Norzila, M. Z., Azizi, B. H. O., Deng, C. T., & Zulfiqar, A. (1997). Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 52(4), 429-432.

Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases. / Norzila, M. Z.; Azizi, B. H O; Deng, C. T.; Zulfiqar, A.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 52, No. 4, 1997, p. 429-432.

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Norzila, MZ, Azizi, BHO, Deng, CT & Zulfiqar, A 1997, 'Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 429-432.
Norzila MZ, Azizi BHO, Deng CT, Zulfiqar A. Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1997;52(4):429-432.
Norzila, M. Z. ; Azizi, B. H O ; Deng, C. T. ; Zulfiqar, A. / Interstitial lung disease in children - A report of four cases. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1997 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 429-432.
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