Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

The most common cause of tachypnea in the term newborn is transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). It likely represents delayed clearing of the fetal lung fluid and is particularly common in the infant who is delivered by cesar-ean section without labor. The symptoms are present from birth and can persist for up to 72 hours. TTN can be difficult to differentiate from other respiratory entities such as pneumonia; however, infants with TTN rarely exhibit signs of serious illness other than tachypnea.

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