New-onset neonatal pulmonary hypertension associated with a rhinovirus infection

Nishit Patel, Tiong G. The

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Abstract

A 3.5-week-old male neonate who developed an upper and lower respiratory tract rhinovirus infection that was temporally associated with the development of severe pulmonary hypertension is described. Rhinovirus has not previously been associated with pulmonary hypertension. This child developed severe pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular failure, requiring mechanical ventilation, nitric oxide inhalation and, eventually, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Respiratory Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • ECMO
  • Neonate
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Rhinovirus
  • Right ventricular failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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