Atypical respiratory distress in a newborn: a diagnostic dilemma.

  • Pranab Kumar Dey Department of Pediatrics, Midnapur Medical College, West Bengal, India.
  • Biswajit Mondal Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
  • Nilay Ranjan Bagchi Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Keywords: Respiratory Distress, Shock, Myocardial depression, Metabolic acidosis

Abstract

Neonatal respiratory distress is a very common problem in our practice. The causes may be respiratory, cardiovascular, central, metabolic, haematological and surgical. The cause of distress due to transient myocardial depression is not very common in mild asphyxia. We present a case having transient myocardial depression with severe respiratory distress and features of shock in a mild asphyxiated baby.

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Dey PK, Mondal B, Bagchi NR. Atypical respiratory distress in a newborn: a diagnostic dilemma. Acta Med Iran. 52(7):575-577.
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