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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2000;7(1):54-58.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Occurred after Pulmonary Edema in a Fullterm Newborn.
Jeong Jin Kim, Yoon Jung Cho, Geun Soo Park, Myung Sung Kim, Sang Lak Lee, Joon Sik Kim, Tae Chan Kwon
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a syndrome identified as acute respiratory failure and is characterized by wide spread infiltrates on chest radiograph, impaired oxygenation, and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. This syndrome is identified very uncommonly during neonatal period. We experienced a case of ARDS in a 3-day old fullterm neonate who had had the sign of pulmonary edema. He was improved with the treatment of mechanical ventilation, but pulmonary interstitial emphysema and periventricular leukomalacia were complicated.
Key Words: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pulmonary edema, Newborn


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