Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 23, 2020
  • Author: Siva Subramanian, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Do not assume that respiratory distress is solely transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) and not a more serious disorder (eg, sepsis, pneumonia, persistent pulmonary hypertension, cyanotic congenital heart disease). This assumption limits the evaluation of the infant, potentially resulting in misdiagnosis and inappropriate therapy for the true cause of the respiratory distress.

Differential Diagnoses