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Wilson-Mikity syndrome
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 P27.0
ICD-9 770.7

In pediatrics, Wilson-Mikity syndrome is a rare lung condition that affect low birth weight babies.[1]

It was characterized in 1960.[2]

It is closely related to bronchopulmonary dysplasia, differing mainly in the lack of prior ventilatory support. All the initial patients described with Wilson-Mikity syndrome were very low birth weight infants that had no history of mechanical ventilation and yet developed a syndrome that clinically resembled BPD. Upon the death of some of these infants, autopsies showed histologic changes also similar to those seen in BPD.[3]

References

  1. ^ Lehman DH (October 1969). "The Wilson-Mikity syndrome. Case report and review of literature". Calif Med 111 (4): 298–304. PMID 5388332. PMC 1503650. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pagerender.fcgi?artid=1503650.  
  2. ^ Wilson MG, Mikity VG (April 1960). "A new form of respiratory disease in premature infants". AMA J Dis Child 99: 489–99. PMID 13845104.  
  3. ^ Hodgman JE (December 2003). "Relationship between Wilson-Mikity syndrome and the new bronchopulmonary dysplasia". Pediatrics 112 (6 Pt 1): 1414–5. doi:10.1542/peds.112.6.1414. PMID 14654617. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=14654617.  

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