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JAMA Pediatrics Clinical Challenge

Newborn With Mild, Self-resolving Respiratory Distress

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Chiara Oretti, MD
Matteo Bramuzzo, MD
Antonella Trappan, MD
Floriana Zennaro, MD
Sergio Demarini, MD

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). No additional abnormalities were found.

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Author Affiliations: Oretti (james_chodosh@meei.harvard.edu), Bramuzzo, Trappan, Zennaro, and Demarini are affiliated with the Divisions of Neonatology (Oretti, Bramuzzo, Trappan, and Demarini) and Radiology (Zennaro), Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy.