Korean J Perinatol.  2009 Mar;20(1):74-77.

A case of acute respiratory distress syndrome due to maternal blood aspiration

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. lsl@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Blood was known as a potent inhibitor of pulmonary surfactant, and maternal blood aspiration is a rare cause of respiratory distress syndrome in neonates. We experienced a neonate with a history of maternal antepartum hemorrhage who developed respiratory distress after birth and blood was aspirated from tracheal suction. He received artificial ventilation and subsequent improvement of chest x-ray and oxygenation index was noted after artificial surfactant replacement therapy. The aspirated blood was of maternal origin.

Keyword

Respiratory distress syndrome; Mother; Blood
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