Case 49-1993: A 21-Year-Old Woman with Lifelong Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, Andrew A. Colin, Eugene J. Mark

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 21-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for lung transplantation because of lifelong respiratory difficulties. The patient had been born after an uncomplicated pregnancy lasting 37 weeks, weighing 2.9 kg. At two hours of age respiratory distress developed, and she was transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit. The clinical and radiologic features were consistent with hyaline membrane disease. The patient was intubated and underwent mechanical ventilation for two weeks. At the time of discharge, radiographs of the chest were reported to show that the lungs were clear. The first three years of life were characterized…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1797-1805
Number of pages9
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 1993

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