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JAMA Pediatrics Clinical Challenge
July 2013

Newborn With Mild, Self-resolving Respiratory Distress

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Neonatology, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
  • 2Division of Radiology, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(7):669-670. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.347

A female infant was born by vaginal delivery at 39 weeks’ gestation. The Apgar score was 7 at 1 minute and 9 at 5 minutes. Birth weight was 2630 g. She developed a mild, self-resolving tachypnea with normal oxygen saturation values. Radiography showed a normal right lung and an opacified left hemithorax (Figure 1). No additional abnormalities were found.

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