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Textbook Problem

Case 1

Describe the pathophysiology that develops as the conditions listed in question 3 worsen.

Summary Introduction

To review:

The pathophysiology that might develop as the condition worsens.

Introduction:

The insufficient production of pulmonary surfactant in premature infants can cause respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). It can also be caused by structural immaturity of the lungs. It can be detected after birth when the baby starts having a fast breathing and a faster heart rate.

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-1 for further information.

Explanation

The major anatomic alterations in the lungs of the infant were atelectasis, intra-alveolar hyaline membrane formation, alveolar consolidation, alveolar hemorrhage, intra-alveolar edema, and interstitial edema. Worsening of these conditions would lead to different problems...

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