Alveolar capillary dysplasia
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Alveolar capillary dysplasia is a very rare congenital malformation involving abnormal development of the capillary vascular system around the alveoli of the lungs. It is a rare cause of persistent pulmonary hypertension in infants. It also may be a rare cause of pulmonary hypoplasia. Until mid-2012, the only possible outcome was neonatal death, with one of the longest surviving infants living 2 months.
- also known as congenital alveolar dysplasia, ACD
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by H. William Taeusch, Roberta A. Ballard, Christine A. Gleason, Mary Ellen Avery
ALVEOLAR CAPILLARY DYSPLASIA Alveolar capillary dysplasia is a rare cause of persistent pulmonary hypertension.
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