Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Infant

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Infant respiratory distress syndrome is a lung disorder that tends to affect premature infants. Major symptoms include difficulty in breathing and collapsed lungs, potentially requiring mechanical ventilation or positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP).

Supporting Organizations

American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-548-8252

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20892-0105
Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (301)251-1223

Nathaniel Adamczyk Foundation

715 Greythorne Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Tel: 610-582-1646
Fax: 610-667-8606

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Last Updated:  5/25/2008
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