Wilson Mikity syndrome

Last revised by Dr Subhan Iqbal on 12 May 2020

Wilson Mikity syndrome (WMS) refers to chronic lung disease in premature infants, characterized by early development of cystic interstitial emphysema (PIE). This is now sometimes considered as part of the spectrum of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

History and etymology

Almost 51 years ago, Wilson and Mikity illustrated a syndrome in premature infants. It includes chronic pulmonary insufficiency of prematurity (CPIP) 1.

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