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Clinical Study

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of Non Cardiac Cause in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Table 2

Causes of PPHN ( ).

Aspiration of bloody amniotic fluid, (%)1 (1.2)
Aspiration of blood from upper airways1 (1.2)
(traumatic intubation), (%)
Meconium aspiration syndrome, (%)10 (12.8) (2)
Congenital pneumonia and sepsis, (%)19 (24.3) (4)
Severe hyaline membrane disease, (%)3 (3.8) (1)
Transient tachypnea of the newborn, (%)4 (5.1)
Intrauterine ductus arteriosus closure2 (2.5)
(indomethacin), (%)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, (%)17 (21.7) (10)
Potter syndrome, (%)1 (1.2) (1)
Nephrourological malformation with1 (1.2)
oligoamnios, (%)
Idiopathic hypoplastic lung, (%)2 (2.5) (1)
Idiopathic pulmonary arteriolar1 (1.2) (1)
calcification, (%)
Pulmonary “arteriopathy”, (%)1 (1.2) (1)
Arterial pulmonary thrombosis, (%)1 (1.2) (1)
Fetal tachyarrhythmia, (%)1 (1.2)
Maternal diabetes, (%)1 (1.2) (1)
Malformation of vein of Galeno, (%)2 (2.5) (2)
Perinatal asphyxia, (%)4 (5.1)
Unknown aetiology, (%)6 (7.6)

: deceased.

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