Respiratory distress syndrome

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Blood gas arterial. Electrolytes; Full blood count.

Neonatal

Predictive test: Lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio - amniotic fluid; Lamellar bodies - amniotic fluid

Maternal diabetes mellitus

See also Antenatal screening

Prematurity

 

Adult

 

Septicaemia

 

Shock

 

Acute Pancreatitis

 

Overdose drug

 

Ventilator syndrome