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Incidence of alveolar capillary dysplasia in severe idiopathic persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of paediatrics and child health
Publication Date
Volume
38
Issue
4
Pages
397–400
Identifiers
PMID: 12174004
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Alveolar capillary dysplasia is probably not as rare a condition as previously suggested in sporadic case reports from literature on the subject. It should be entertained as a cause of otherwise severe idiopathic PPHN of the newborn, particularly if ECMO is required. Diagnosis during life is possible by lung biopsy. It is uncertain if survival occurs with milder forms of the condition.

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