pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome

pul·mo·nar·y dys·ma·tu·ri·ty syn·drome

a respiratory disorder occurring in small, premature infants who are incapable of normal pulmonary ventilation and who often die of hypoxia after an illness lasting 6-8 weeks; the lungs contain widespread focal emphysematous blebs and the parenchyma has thickened alveolar walls; diagnosed principally on the basis of the clinical history, chest radiographic findings, and the findings at autopsy, which must include the absence of pathological changes characteristic of other pulmonary disorders commonly encountered in this age group.

pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome

a respiratory disorder of premature infants in which the lungs contain focal emphysematous blebs and thickened alveolar walls. The infants commonly die of hypoxia.

pul·mo·nar·y dys·ma·tu·ri·ty syn·drome

(pul'mŏ-năr-ē dis'mă-chŭr'i-tē sin'drōm)
A respiratory disorder occurring in premature infants who are incapable of normal pulmonary ventilation and who often die as a result of hypoxia after an illness of 6-8 weeks; the lungs contain widespread focal emphysematous blebs and the parenchyma has thickened alveolar walls.

Wilson,

Miriam G., U.S. pediatrician, 1922–.
Wilson-Mikity syndrome - a respiratory disorder occurring in small, premature infants. Synonym(s): pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome