A three month old infant with severe respiratory distress

Authors

  • Zainab Ahmed Research Department, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sara Sadiq Research Department, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shifa Quraishi Research Department, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sadiq Mirza Department of Paediatric Critical Care, The Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9553

Keywords:

Congenital lobar emphysema, respiratory distress, CT scan

Abstract

This case report discusses the diagnostic challenge of congenital lobar emphysema (CLE) in a three-month old infant with severe respiratory distress. The infant was initially misdiagnosed and managed as a case of pneumothorax. This case highlights the importance of CT scans as a diagnostic tool for early diagnosis and lifesaving management of CLE. It also signifies the need for adequate funds and infrastructure in the health care system especially in rural areas of developing countries like Pakistan.

Keywords: Congenital lobar emphysema, respiratory distress, CT scan.

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Ahmed, Z., Sadiq, S., Quraishi, S., & Mirza, S. (2024). A three month old infant with severe respiratory distress. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 797–799. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9553

Issue

Section

Case Report