Respiratory distress syndrome- A case report

An infant is born prematurely at 28 weeks and has developed increasing difficulty in breathing. His skin starts to turn blue from lack of oxygen(cyanosis).He is diagnosed with Respiratory distress syndrome due to deficiency of lung surfactant . Which of the following is the phospholipid of primary importance in surfactant?

A. Dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl choline

B. Dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl ethanolamine

C. Dipalmitoyl phosphoglyceride

D. Dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl Inositol

E. Dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl serine


Figure- Chest radiograph of an infant with respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn.

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