neonatal diffuse lung diseases
- • Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN).
- • Congestive heart failure (CHF).
- • Neonatal pneumonia.
- • Meconium aspiration.
How might other neonatal diffuse lung diseases be differentiated clinically?
Neonatal pneumonia and CHF may occur in preterm or term infants, whereas meconium aspiration and TTN are generally diseases of term infants. Neonatal pneumonia occurs more frequently when there is prolonged premature rupture of membranes (PROM). Neonatal CHF is often related to structural heart disease and is often seen in association with cardiomegaly.