Wilson–Mikity syndrome

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Wilson–Mikity syndrome
Other namesPulmonary dysmaturity syndrome[1]
SpecialtyPediatrics Edit this on Wikidata

Wilson–Mikity syndrome, is a rare lung condition that affects low birth weight babies.[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]

It was characterized by Miriam G. Wilson and Victor G. Mikity in 1960.[4]

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  1. ^ Cooperman, EM (May 17, 1969). "Wilson-Mikity syndrome (pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome)". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 100 (19): 909–12. PMC 1945995. PMID 5789544.
  2. ^ Lehman DH (October 1969). "The Wilson–Mikity syndrome. Case report and review of literature". Calif Med. 111 (4): 298–304. PMC 1503650. PMID 5388332.
  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.
  4. ^ Wilson MG, Mikity VG (April 1960). "A new form of respiratory disease in premature infants". Am J Dis Child. 99 (4): 489–99. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.02070030491011. PMID 13845104.

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