Delayed Presentation and Prolonged Survival of a Child with Surfactant Protein B Deficiency

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Abstract

Surfactant protein B encoding gene mutations have been related to early onset fatal respiratory distress in full-term neonates. We report a school-aged male child homozygous for a surfactant protein B encoding gene missense mutation who presented after the neonatal period. His respiratory insufficiency responded to high dose intravenous methylprednisolone and hydroxychloroquine.

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