The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 51

Which of the following choices is associated with meconium staining of the amniotic fluid?

  1. bowel obstruction
  2. peeling of the infant's skin
  3. aspiration pneumonitis and respiratory distress syndrome
  4. infection with E. coli
  5. intrauterine cataract formation and sensorineural hearing loss

Answer: C

Aspiration pneumonitis and respiratory distress syndrome

When the infant has meconium in the amniotic fluid, he has been in distress, and the meconium is frequently aspirated prior to delivery and can cause pneumonitis and respiratory distress syndrome in the neonate.

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Respiratory distress syndrome is covered in the NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Pulmonary System (12%)

Learn more about ARDS as well as Hyaline membrane disease and take the 143 question PANCE and PANRE pulmonary exam

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