Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2012 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 19 |Article ID 826874 | 2 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/826874

New-Onset Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with a Rhinovirus Infection

Abstract

A 3.5-week-old male neonate who developed an upper and lower respiratory tract rhinovirus infection that was temporally associated with the development of severe pulmonary hypertension is described. Rhinovirus has not previously been associated with pulmonary hypertension. This child developed severe pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular failure, requiring mechanical ventilation, nitric oxide inhalation and, eventually, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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