Transient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN) requiring mechanical ventilation - case report & review of literature

  • ASM Iqbal Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology & Neonatal Intensivist, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka
  • LN Begum Former Specialist, Department of Neonatology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka
Keywords: transient tachypnoea, mechanical ventilation

Abstract

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is usually a benign and self-limited disease of the newborns and the prognosis is generally excellent. It is believed to be resulting from incomplete resorption of fluid from the lungs of the newborn. Infants present with respiratory distress, requiring oxygen supplement for 2-3 days. However some infants with severe symptoms and hypoxaemia may need prolonged oxygen supplement and sometimes mechanical ventilation. Here we present a borderline preterm baby with TTN, who required mechanical ventilation.

DOI: 10.3329/pulse.v3i1.6549

Pulse Vol.3(1) July 2009 p23-24

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Author Biography

LN Begum, Former Specialist, Department of Neonatology, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka
Currently working as a Fellow in the Department of Neonatology, National University Hospital, Singapore
How to Cite
Iqbal, A., & Begum, L. (1). Transient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN) requiring mechanical ventilation - case report & review of literature. Pulse, 3(1), 23-24. https://doi.org/10.3329/pulse.v3i1.6549
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