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whats newborn pneumonia?

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Dr. Sunita Pereira
Specializes in Neonatology
Lung infection: Pneumonia is infection of the lung airsacs which presents as breathing difficulty either labored breathing or inability to sustain regular breathing, periodic breathing or apnea; baby also has difficulty with feeding, maintaining normal temperature, either hypothermia or hypothermia, difficulty staying pink presenting as duskiness or pallor. Pneumonia may be viral or bacterial.
Answered on Nov 24, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Worrisome infection: Prior to birth, the lungs are formed but not inflated. Somewhat like a balloon.There is some fluid within the lung spaces that moves into the blood after the lungs inflate (babies first crys). If germs get into that fluid during labor or delivery, the lung tissue becomes infected & functions poorly.Baby may need extra oxygen and breath rapidly.Treatment is aimed at killing germs & supporting baby
Answered on Nov 24, 2017
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