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Lymphoid bronchiolitis presenting at birth in an immunocompetent child: Chronic interstitial lung disease of unknown aetiology

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Malcolm Brodlie, Dr Fiona Black

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Abstract

A female infant presented at birth with respiratory distress, which was subsequently shown to be secondary to lymphoid bronchiolitis, an exceptionally rare condition in childhood. Over the following 13 years there has been a slow progressive deterioration in her respiratory status with forced expiratory volume in 1 sec currently 40% predicted. Tests for connective tissue disease, infection, or immunodeficiency have all been negative and in the absence of any other explanation we postulate that this severe problem may have occurred as a consequence of an unrecognized intrauterine infection. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


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Author(s): Brodlie M, Flood T, Black F, Spencer D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pediatric Pulmonology

Year: 2009

Volume: 44

Issue: 6

Pages: 622-624

ISSN (print): 8755-6863

ISSN (electronic): 1099-0496

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppul.21005

DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21005

PubMed id: 19431191


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