Causes

Childhood Interstitial 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.