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What diseases affect the lungs of a baby?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
RDS is...: ...A common complication of prematurity, meconium aspiration is more common in term babies, pneumonia is an infection that is more dangerous in the newborn period, and diaphragmatic hernia causes lungs to be underdeveloped. Cystic fibrosis and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency are genetic causes of lung disease in newborns; and in "blue baby" conditions, lungs are fine but unable to oxygenate blood.
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