Why does meconium cause meconium aspiration syndrome? Current concepts of MAS pathophysiology.

@article{Ierland2009WhyDM,
  title={Why does meconium cause meconium aspiration syndrome? Current concepts of MAS pathophysiology.},
  author={Yvette van Ierland and Arnout Jan de Beaufort},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2009},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={617-20}
}
One in every 7 pregnancies ends with meconium-stained amniotic fluid and approximately 5% of these infants develop the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). MAS is a severe disease of the (mainly) term neonate, characterized by respiratory distress, pulmonary inflammation, persistent pulmonary hypertension and chronic hypoxia. The pathophysiology of MAS is multifactorial and complex. In this article, we discuss the mechanical and chemical effects of meconium on a newborn's airway, meconium… CONTINUE READING

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