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Can you tell me some names of some fatal diseases that premature babies can get?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Not sure why asking: Premature infant can have complications-most of which do not lead to death. Death from prematurity is now becoming very rare. Survival is inversely proportional to gestational age. Most deaths from prematurity are at less than 28 wks. The real at risk group is 23-25 wks gestation.

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