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What is the treatment for newborn pneumonia?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Antibiotics: Sometimes it is also necessary to provide respiratory support with intubation and oxygen.

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What is newborn pneumonia from?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
An infection: Pneumonia, neonatal or otherwise, is an infection in the lungs from a bacteria, virus, or fungus. In a newborn typical sources include the vaginal canal, or an ill contact after delivery. Infants on a breathing machine are at high risk of infection.

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