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how common is neonatal tetanus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at birth. Add that to the localized practices & problems result. Cutting the cord with a contaminated blade, or the application of dung ( practiced in some cultures) to speed cord stump separation & theres a good chance baby will get neonatal tetanus.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: In industrialized nations it is fairly rare. You have to be born in a contaminated environment, usually outdoors, to get the disease.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is neonatal tetanus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung(in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month.
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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs.The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

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Dr. Gerard Roberts
Pediatrics 28 years experience
About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: neonatal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Terminology issues: The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the interval to 60 days.

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