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Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

  • Jing Liu
  • Hai-Ying Cao
  • Erich Sorantin
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Abstract

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN), also known as wet lung of the newborn, is one of the most common respiratory diseases of the newborn. TTN is self-limited with a good prognosis and low fatality and can be naturally recovered without any special intervention within 24–72 h in most cases. However, TTN can cause severe dyspnea, hypoxemia, pneumothorax, etc. TTN is the most common reason for dyspnea of the newborn. The incidence is 4–5.7% in full-term newborns and 10% in preterm infants, accounting for approximately 33–50% of dyspnea of the newborn [1, 2]. TTN is also often misdiagnosed as other diseases, especially among premature infants, as RDS, which can lead to overtreatment. According to Neonatal Respiratory Disorders, 77% of infants who were clinically diagnosed as RDS were actually TTN cases [1]. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to this disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Liu
    • 1
  • Hai-Ying Cao
    • 2
  • Erich Sorantin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neonatology and NICUBeijing Chaoyang District Maternal and Child Health Care HospitalBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Ultrasound, GE HealthcareBeijingChina
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of RadiologyMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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