A 10-month-old infant with respiratory distress and hypoxemia

Daniel Hughes


 A 10-month-old infant with Prader-Willi Syndrome presented with a 7 month history of increased work of breathing, wheeze, inspiratory crepitations, and mild hypoxemia. Subsequent investigations including chest CT suggested the diagnosis to be neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI). NEHI is a rare cause of children’s interstitial lung disease. Childhood interstitial lung disease should be considered in an infant with persistent tachypnea, crepitations, and hypoxemia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15273/dmj.Vol49No1.11640


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