Wilson Mikity syndrome
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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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