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Wheezy baby syndrome--a possible sequelae of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome.
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PMID:  1800335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty children aged 5 months to 3 years and suffering from wheezy baby syndrome (WBS) were evaluated to find out the prevalence of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) from the birth records. Twelve (30%) babies with WBS were detected to have a history of MAS at birth, significant enough to require a neonatal ICU admission. In contrast, only 2% of the 50 control non wheezy babies aged 6 months-3 years had a history of neonatal meconium aspiration syndrome (p less than 0.001). There was no significant difference in mean number of wheezing spells over six months in the neonatal MAS positive and MAS negative groups (3.4 vs. 3.2, p greater than 0.05). Family history of atopy was present in 64.3% of wheezing subjects with normal birth records, while none had such history in babies with neonatal MAS. The results of the present study suggested an association between neonatal MAS and subsequent wheezing.
A K Gupta; N K Anand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1991 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-23     Completed Date:  1992-04-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Hypersensitivity, Immediate / physiopathology
Infant, Newborn
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / physiopathology*
Prospective Studies
Respiratory Sounds / physiology*

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