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Transitory tachypnea of newborn

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Increased respiratory rate due to retained alveolar fluids following delivery of neonate. Also called transient tachypnea of newborn, or wet lung, transitory tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is more common in premature infants and those delivered by Caesarian section, and cases of maternal asthma and diabetes. Characterized by tachypnea, pulmonary edema, dyspnea, and other signs of increased work of breathing (grunting, nasal flaring, retractions). Cyanosis and pleural effusion are less common.

Management is supportive and includes oxygen supplementation, nutritional support, and maintenance of a thermal environment. TTN is generally transient and resolves within several hours.

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ICD10CM:
P22.1 – Transient tachypnea of newborn

SNOMEDCT:
7550008 – Transitory tachypnea of newborn

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