A 32-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: transient tachypnea of the newborn?
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Dr. Eugene Mahmoud answered
40 years experience Neonatology
TTN: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a parenchymal lung disorder characterized by pulmonary edema resulting from delayed resorption and clearance of fetal alveolar fluid. TTN is a common cause of respiratory distress in the immediate newborn period. It is thought to be a benign, self-limited condition,
Answered on Nov 8, 2016
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