Neonatology pp 455-459 | Cite as

Pulmonary Hemorrhage, Transient Tachypnea and Neonatal Pneumonia

  • Richard J. Martin
  • Amitai Kohn


In newborn infants, pulmonary hemorrhage, often a manifestation of pulmonary edema can range in severity from bloodtinged secretions in the endotracheal tube to life threatening blood loss with hypovolemic shock. It usually presents in the second to fourth day of life and may be associated with lung tissue damage (RDS, infection, and mechanical ventilation with high-inspired oxygen), hypoxia, hypervolemia, hypoproteinemia, congestive heart failure, and coagulation abnormalities. Klukow confirmed an association between pulmonary hemorrhage and a large patent ductus arteriosus with high pulmonary blood flow [1].


Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ventilator Associate Pneumonia Pulmonary Hemorrhage Lung Fluid Meconium Aspiration Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Martin
    • 1
  • Amitai Kohn
  1. 1.Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Division of NeonatologyCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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