Transient tachypnea of the newborn

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[edit] Discussion of Transient tachypnea of the newborn

  • Occurs secondary to delayed clearance of fetal pulmonary fluid.
  • Affects infants delivered via Cesarean section as fetal pulmonary fluid is squeezed out of infants lungs during a normal vaginal delivery.
  • Also seen with:
    • Maternal sedation
    • infants of diabetic mothers


  • Benign entity: Respiratory distress usually beings by 6 hours of life, peaks at 1 day, and resolves at 2 - 3 days.

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