By Tania, mother of 7 year old Harrison who has an Interstitial Lung Disease Being a parent of a child with a chronic lung disease…
What are the causes of Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD)?
It is often difficult to determine the exact cause of chILD, however some conditions and factors that may cause or lead to chILD include:
- Inherited or genetic conditions
- Impaired development of the lungs
- Immune disorders (auto-immune or auto-inflammatory – where parts of the immune system can mistakenly attack the lungs)
- Exposure or sensitivity to substances in the environment that can irritate the lungs.
Paediatric Lung Disease
As told by Harrison’s mum, Tania in 2019 Harrison was a difficult feeder from birth and at 10 weeks of age he was breathing very…Read more