A case of congenital lobar emphysema

M T Abiodun, W Osarogiagbon, O Oviawe
2012 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  
Case report A two month old boy was admitted to the paediatric ward of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria with tachypnoea and poor suckling from the 4 th hour of life and fever, cough and dyspnoea of two weeks duration. There was no grunting. He was delivered at term via spontaneous vertex delivery in a rural secondary health facility where mother received routine antenatal care. No obstetric ultrasound scan was done. Immediate post partum period was normal. Birth weight was
more » ... irth weight was 3.1kg but he gained only 0.7kg over the next 2 months despite exclusive breastfeeding because respiratory distress interfered with suckling. He has received BCG, OPV1&2 and DPT1. Both parents are petty traders with secondary level of education.
doi:10.4038/sljch.v41i3.4609 fatcat:euixvyu2fvf7pkct42svhmupti