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A 24-year-old female asked about a male:

My baby had hypoxia at birth and put him in cooling but he had cardiac arrest but he got survived, he made mri my q is there any risk could my son has?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Inbox consult: An inbox consultation may provide more details. You can also upload the MRI report and discharge summary. Your pediatrician will follow his growth and development closely. He will have hearing and vision screens as part of his routine visits. A neurologist may also provide more information to you regarding his progress. Continue to engage in educational play time and reading to your son.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Some basics: Hypoxia around the time of birth is a well known trigger to later problems. This includes brain damage that could trigger seizures, cerebral palsy & reduced intellectual performance. Cooling after the initial insult has been shown to improve the outcome. Some do surprisingly well, some do poorly. Each case is somewhat unique. The limited information you have provided limits further comment.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2019


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