What is transient tachypnea of the newborn?

Also known as: TTN, wet lungs.

Transient tachypnea of the newborn is a self-limiting, temporary breathing problem that occurs in full term (and near full term premature) newborn babies starting shortly after birth and lasting up to 3 days.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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