Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is common in premature infants. Thus, doctors usually recognize and begin treating the disorder as soon as babies are born.
Doctors also do several tests to rule out other conditions that could be causing an infant's breathing problems. The tests also can confirm that the doctors have diagnosed the condition correctly.
The tests include:
Respiratory distress syndrome is a breathing condition in new-borns.read more
The main cause of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a lack of surfactant in the lungs.read more