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Does restrictive lung disease affect children differently?

Older adults are much more likely to develop restrictive lung diseases because damage to the lungs often accumulates over time. Children, however, are extremely susceptible to fumes and environmental hazards, and their lungs can be damaged faster than adult lungs. Children do sometimes get restrictive lung diseases for this reason.

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Is restrictive lung disease serious?
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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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