Tachypnea and abdominal distention in a 5-week-old boy

Anjali Rai, Amanda Cantor, Debora L. Kogan-Liberman

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• Lactobezoar should be considered in a neonate with respiratory distress and abdominal distention. • Lactobezoar has been described in premature infants on certain formulas, but they can also occur in full-term infants on human milk. • If lactobezoar is suspected, rapid diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent serious complications, such as necrotizing enterocolitis or bowel perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E8-E11
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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