Transient tachypnea - newborn

TTN; Wet lungs - newborns; Retained fetal lung fluid; Transient RDS; Prolonged transition; Neonatal - transient tachypnea

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a breathing disorder seen shortly after delivery in early term or late preterm babies.

  • Transient means it is short-lived (most often less than 48 hours).
  • Tachypnea means rapid breathing (faster than most newborns, who normally breathe 40 to 60 times per minute).

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