Neonatal Pulmonology & Respiratory Disorders

Neonatal pulmonology deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract. The main respiratory disorder in neonates is Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). It occurs in preterm infants due to a deficiency of surfactant in the lungs. This disorder is the result of under developed lungs in infants. Other respiratory problem in neonates include Chronic lung disease, Transient tachypnoea of the newborn, Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, Meconium aspiration syndrome, Pneumothorax, Congenital pneumonia, Surgical and congenital conditions.