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Transient tachypnoea of the newborn and asthma.
  1. M Shohat,
  2. G Levy,
  3. I Levy,
  4. T Schonfeld,
  5. P Merlob
  1. Department of Pediatrics A, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.


    A total of 58 children aged 4-5 years who were diagnosed as having transient tachypnoea of the newborn were studied. In contrast with the control group (n = 58), the infants with transient tachypnoea of the newborn had a significantly higher incidence of recurrent (more than two) episodes of wheezy breathlessness, symptoms consistent with asthma, and signs consistent with atopy.

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