Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation
P.O. Box 721051
About Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation
The mission of the Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation is to provide support, education and hope to families affected with a pediatric interstitial lung disease and to advocate and raise funds for scientific research. Interstitial lung diseases (ILDS) are a diverse group of diseases caused by inflammation and scarring of the air sacs (alveoli) and supporting structures in the lungs. There are two general categories: those resulting from identifiable causes and those resulting from unknown (idiopathic) causes. Children with ILD often have a sensation of shortness of breath, which can be mistaken for asthma. Other frequent symptoms include cough, rapid breathing, cyanosis, and exercise intolerance.