Childhood interstitial lung diseases comprise a large number of heterogeneous disorders that are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Achieving a specific pulmonary diagnosis can be challenging, as children with disparate types of lung disease present with overlapping clinical symptoms and nonspecific radiologic findings of diffuse lung disease. Treatment and prognosis varies based on disease etiology, underscoring the importance of accurate diagnosis. This seminar will review the clinical presentations, diagnostic algorithms, including use of genetic testing and lung biopsy, and provide an overview of disease management and new therapeutic approaches.
- Emily Buchinsky, Program Manager, Center for Rare Lung Diseases in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
- Lisa R. Young, MD, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and the John M. Keating Endowed Chair in Pediatrics – President’s Scholar at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
- Recognize the clinical presentations and impact of interstitial lung diseases on child lung health.
- Describe an appropriate diagnostic evaluation plan for children with unexplained respiratory symptoms and suspected interstitial lung diseases.
- Identify opportunities for discovery and pathways to accelerate progress for children with interstitial lung disease.
ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: Emily Buchinsky (Moderator), Katie Lockwood, MD (Course Director) and Monica S. Williams (CME Planner) and others as appropriate have no relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company to disclose. Lisa Young, MD (Speaker) has a financial relationship that has been mitigated though the CHOP CE Peer-Review Mitigation Process.
Related specialties: pulmonology, rheumatology, neonatology, general pediatrics, families