Hyaline Membrane Disease

It is common in preterm babies < 34 weeks of gestation. Overall incidence is 10-15 % but can be as high as 80% in neonates < 28 weeks.

Respiratory distress (Tachypnea, retractions, grunting, cyanosis, etc.)

  • Respiratory failure
  • Pneumothorax etc.

Due to inadequate surfactant production

  • Prematurity
  • Infant of diabetic mother etc.
  • Antenatal steroids
  • Avoidance of preterm deliveries

Clinical diagnosis, X-ray chest (prominent bronchovascular marking, granual pattern, white-out lungs etc.)

  • Oxygen Therapy
  • CPAP Support
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Surfactant therapy (INSURE)
  • Supportive management (IV fluids, nutrition)

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