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Which tests diagnose hyaline membrane disease?
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In brief: Chest xrays
Hyaline membrane disease or "respiratory distress syndrome" is a condition usually affecting children who are born before term. Lack of a lung chemical called surfactant causes it.
It has a typical look on chest xray, so nursery and radiology doctors usually make the dianosis by the xray and the prematurity of the child. It is also possible to do special tests to measure surfactant in the lungs.

In brief: Chest xrays
Hyaline membrane disease or "respiratory distress syndrome" is a condition usually affecting children who are born before term. Lack of a lung chemical called surfactant causes it.
It has a typical look on chest xray, so nursery and radiology doctors usually make the dianosis by the xray and the prematurity of the child. It is also possible to do special tests to measure surfactant in the lungs.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: X-ray finding
The term actually comes from an autopsy finding of the appearance of the stained lung sections of premi infants who died from their disease.
This was correlated with x-ray findings and the term became a generic term for the common premi lung problem.There is no test in the living babies, it is the expected process they go through and is seen as a changing picture on x-ray.

In brief: X-ray finding
The term actually comes from an autopsy finding of the appearance of the stained lung sections of premi infants who died from their disease.
This was correlated with x-ray findings and the term became a generic term for the common premi lung problem.There is no test in the living babies, it is the expected process they go through and is seen as a changing picture on x-ray.
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