Hyaline Membrane Disease


Disease, Hyaline Membrane

Diseases, Hyaline Membrane

Hyaline Membrane Diseases

A respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants, usually premature infants with insufficient PULMONARY SURFACTANTS. The disease is characterized by the formation of a HYALINE-like membrane lining the terminal respiratory airspaces (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and subsequent collapse of the lung (PULMONARY ATELECTASIS).