What is transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN)?
Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days. Other terms for TTN are "wet lungs" or type II respiratory distress syndrome.
- Transient means temporary
- Tachypnea means fast breathing rate
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Departments that Treat Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
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The Airway Program is a specialized program in the Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), one the largest and most prestigious pediatric otolaryngology programs in the country.
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