The exact cause of Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia (CPL) is unknown, but there are several risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing the condition. These include:
• Genetic predisposition: CPL is thought to be caused by a genetic mutation, and it is more common in certain families.
• Premature birth: Babies born prematurely are more likely to develop CPL.
• Low birth weight: Babies with a low birth weight are more likely to develop CPL.
• Exposure to certain medications: Certain medications, such as steroids, can increase the risk of CPL.
• Exposure to certain infections: Certain infections, such as cytomegalovirus, can increase the risk of CPL.