Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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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.
Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association
- c/o Steve and Donna Hanson
- 5902 Marcie Court
- Garland, TX 75044-4958
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.acd-association.com
American Lung Association
- 55 W. Wacker Drive
- Suite 1150
- Chicago, IL 60601
- Tel: 1-800-548-8252
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- Website: http://www.lungusa.org
Fetal Hope Foundation
- 9786 South Holland Street
- Littleton, CO 80127
- Tel: (303)932-0553
- Tel: (877)789-4673
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.fetalhope.org
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
- Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. (IRIS)
- 112 Third Street NE
- Faribault, MN 55021
- Tel: (507)334-4748
- Fax: (507)334-4748
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- Website: http://www.irisRemembers.com
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
- 402 Jackson Street
- Saint Charles, MO 63301
- Tel: (636)947-6164
- Fax: (636)947-7486
- Tel: (800)821-6819
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.nationalshare.org
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Last Updated: 10/23/2003
Copyright 2003 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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