Diffuse lung disease in young children: application of a novel classification scheme.

  title={Diffuse lung disease in young children: application of a novel classification scheme.},
  author={Gail Deutsch and Lisa R Young and Robin R. Deterding and Leland L. Fan and Sharon D Dell and Judy A. Bean and Alan S. Brody and Lawrence M. Nogee and Bruce C. Trapnell and Claire Langston and Eric A. Albright and Frederic Barton Askin and Peter E. Baker and Pauline M. Chou and Carlyne M Cool and Susan C Coventry and Ernest Cutz and Mary Margaret Davis and Megan K. Dishop and Csaba Galambos and Kathleen Patterson and William D Travis and Susan E. Wert and Frances V. White},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={176 11},
RATIONALE Considerable confusion exists regarding nomenclature, classification, and management of pediatric diffuse lung diseases due to the relative rarity and differences in the spectrum of disease between adults and young children. OBJECTIVES A multidisciplinary working group was formed to: (1) apply consensus terminology and diagnostic criteria for disorders presenting with diffuse lung disease in infancy; and (2) describe the distribution of disease entities, clinical features, and… CONTINUE READING
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