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Are the effects of rds reversible?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: RDS

If by rds you mean hyaline membrane disease (hmd) that develops in premature newborns, then the answer is yes.
Luckily, the lungs in children continue to grow and make more alveoli to replace damaged alveoli. At birth, there are 20-50 million alveoli and by 8 years there are 300 million alveoli.

In brief: RDS

If by rds you mean hyaline membrane disease (hmd) that develops in premature newborns, then the answer is yes.
Luckily, the lungs in children continue to grow and make more alveoli to replace damaged alveoli. At birth, there are 20-50 million alveoli and by 8 years there are 300 million alveoli.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on situation

Rds produces changes in the tissues of the lung that persist for a time after baby gets well.
The lung has the capasity to repair and remodle its tissue over time, so a year or two later many kids with mild rds have lungs similar to other kids. If baby had it bad & developed bpd or intense scaring it could cause long therm problems.

In brief: Depends on situation

Rds produces changes in the tissues of the lung that persist for a time after baby gets well.
The lung has the capasity to repair and remodle its tissue over time, so a year or two later many kids with mild rds have lungs similar to other kids. If baby had it bad & developed bpd or intense scaring it could cause long therm problems.
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