pneumonia alba


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white lung

Paediatrics
A usually fatal pneumonia that occurs in infants with congenital syphilis. The lungs are pale, airless and undergo fatty degeneration.

Pulmonology
Adult respiratory distress syndrome, see there.
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pneumonia alba

A pneumonia seen in stillborn infants; caused by congenital syphilis.
See also: pneumonia
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