II. Pathophysiology

  1. Retained alveolar fluid with incompletely expanded alveoli (typically due to precipitous Vaginal Delivery)
  2. Diagnosis of exclusion as a cause for Newborn Respiratory Distress
  3. Made in hindsight after no obvious other sources identified
    1. Tachypnea readily resolves within minutes to hours

III. Management

  1. Supportive care
  2. Resolves spontaneously

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