Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) is a rare, likely congenital, disorder of the lungs (pulmonary system) and especially of the blood system serving the lungs. It is a disorder of the newborn. The normal diffusion process of oxygen from the air sacs to the blood in the lungs and, thence, to the heart, fails to develop properly. The disorder is sometimes called misalignment of the pulmonary veins. Rather than misaligned, the pulmonary vein is malpositioned in a site somewhat different from its normal position.
Infants with the disorder present with the signs of lack of oxygen (hypoxemia) and severely increased pulmonary hypertension.
Since treatment is seldom, if ever, effective, life expectancy of the infant is very, very, short.
American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004 USA Tel: (202)785-3355 Fax: (202)452-1805 Tel: (800)586-4872 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.lungusa.org
Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association c/o Steve and Donna Hanson 5902 Marcie Court Garland, TX 75044-4958 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.acd-association.com
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
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Fetal Hope Foundation 9786 South Holland Street Littleton, CO 80127 USA Tel: (303)932-0553 Tel: (877)789-4673 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.fetalhope.org
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