Acta Medica Iranica 2014. 52(7):575-577.

Atypical respiratory distress in a newborn: a diagnostic dilemma.
Pranab Kumar Dey, Biswajit Mondal, Nilay Ranjan Bagchi

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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Respiratory Distress; Shock; Myocardial depression; Metabolic acidosis

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