What Is Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis?

Q:
What is pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis?

A:
Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis (PIG) is a children’s interstitial lung disease. This disorder is relatively rare and is found in infants.

Symptoms of PIG are described below:

Infants with PIG have symptoms such as rapid and laborious breathing and have the need for oxygen supplementation in the first few weeks of life.

These symptoms are similar to those of many other respiratory disorders of infancy, such as respiratory distress syndrome and surfactant protein deficiencies, such as, breathing with severe difficulty, cyanosis, increase of heart rate, and diffuse infiltration of the lungs shown in fluoroscopy.

The condition of infants is stable in the initial period, and then an unexplained deterioration in their respiratory status occurs several days or weeks after birth.

If you want to know more detailed information of this disease, please consult your doctor for explanation.

Key words: pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis; symptoms of pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis.

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