Lung - nontumor
Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis
Chronic pneumonitis of infancy

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2017, last major update September 2011

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Chronic pneumonitis of infancy. website. Accessed November 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare; infants with underdeveloped lungs may be at risk
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Marked alveolar thickening, alveolar pneumocyte hyperplasia and alveolar exudate