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My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia. I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis. Should I worry in future pregnancy?

My son was born w/ dual pneumothorax ischemic hypoxia &congenital pneumonia. I was diagnosed with mild chorioamnitis. Should I worry in future pregnancy?

Unclear: These issues seem to more related to the delivery itself rather than a pregnancy problem. However, with so many complications, it would be prudent to speak to your OB doctor as to what initiated all the issues. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

How can newborn have symptoms of pneumonia?

Germ entry, inhaled: An infants transition to air breathing is marked by exposure to some interesting risks. When the bag of waters opens, germs from the moms anus & genitals can travel up & into that fluid & begin to grow. If labor is long, they may get into the mouth or lungs, or enter the lungs with the first breath. If baby passes poo before birth, it can enter the lungs the same way. All can trigger pneumonia. ...Read more

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What year were pneumonia shots given or recommended to newborns?

What year were pneumonia shots given or recommended to newborns?

They're not: There are no pneumonia vaccines given to newborns. The Hepatitis B Vaccine has been recommended for newborns for decades. The initial pneumococcal vaccine for infants was approved for use starting at 6-8 weeks in 2000, with the present expanded vaccine formulation approved in 2010. ...Read more

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What's newborn pneumonia?

What's newborn pneumonia?

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 ...Read more

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What is newborn pneumonia from?

What is newborn pneumonia from?

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. ...Read more

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What casuses neonatal pneumonia?

What casuses neonatal pneumonia?

Pneumonia: If the mother has a disease like chalmydia this could affect the neonate and cause pneumonia, as well as other bacterial, viral or fungal diseases, that the mother may have acquired and then transmit to the neonate. ...Read more

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What exactly is newborn pneumonia?

What exactly is newborn pneumonia?

Germs: Prior to delivery, infants have access to the fluid that circulates in the bag of waters. The longer that bag is open, the more likely germs can get in and get to baby, enter the lungs, and begin a pneumonia before delivery. Babies can also acquire germs in the birth canal and inhale them with their first breath. Early recognition and treatment is the only chance baby has for survival. ...Read more

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How long does neonatal pneumonia last?

How long does neonatal pneumonia last?

Neonatal pneumonia: Duration of illness will depend upon multiple factors, including the organisms involved, mode of acquisition of infection, immune status of the baby, efficacy of therapy and rapidity with which it was begun, whether it required pulmonary support, and so on and so on. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neonatal pneumonia?

See below: Normally would be the child's history, exam, chest x-ray, and a pulse ox. ...Read more

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Newborn pneumonia after a week of hospitalization?

Newborn pneumonia after a week of hospitalization?

Question not clear: Are you asking if a newborn can get pneumonia after being in the hospital for a week? If so, yes. Hospital acquired pneumonias are common, even in infants, particularly if the infant is being hospitalized for another issue. If you are asking whether a newborn can still have pneumonia after being treated for a week the answer is also yes, but the reasons would have to come from the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn pneumonia?

What is the definition or description of: Newborn pneumonia?

Respiratory distress: A description of a newborn with pneumonia is a newborn born to a mother who may have signs or symptoms of an infection. Thus, a newborn may be born with respiratory difficulty (ie. Rapid of difficult breathing) and require respiratory support (Oxygen and/or Ventilation Support). They may or not have an elevated temperature. A Chest X-ray will document chest infiltrates. ...Read more

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What are the ways to predict the symptoms of newborn pneumonia?

See below: I'm not certain what you mean. The symptoms would probably be a fever, trouble breathing, and a need for oxygen. There is no way to predict the symptoms. Premature infants maybe at an increased risk for developing neonatal pneumonia. ...Read more

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My newborn baby was around someone with walking pneumonia could he get it?

Not likely: Interestingly enough mycoplasma pneumonia is very rare in infants. Be on the look out for fever, poor feeding, or just acting different, are all concerning, and call or see your pediatrician if you have any specific questions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn pneumonia?

What is the treatment for newborn pneumonia?

Antibiotics: Sometimes it is also necessary to provide respiratory support with intubation and oxygen. ...Read more

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Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

YES: Group b strep can be devastating to a newborn. The bacteria is one of the most common to not only cause pneumonia but meningitis, sepsis and death. ...Read more

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How could they prevent neonatal pneumonia>?

In pregnancy: Proper diet in pregnancy and vitamin/mineral supplements protect the baby as well as the mother. ...Read more

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Can a newborn catch walking pneumonia from his dad?

Can a newborn catch walking pneumonia from his dad?

Pneumonia: Newborn babies are pretty resilient. Plus their mother's transferred immunity protects them well. Whether they can or cannot catch it, if it is contagious, they can and it will depend on who's going to win - the bug or the immune system of the baby. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia and told I've had it for 2 weeks and have a newborn that is 12 days old and a 3 year old should I worry?

I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia and told I've had it for 2 weeks and have a newborn that is 12 days old and a 3 year old should I worry?

Caution: This germ spreads through water droplets from cough/sneezing. Try to cover up mouth/nose when coughing and wash hands frequently. If your children begin to show signs of respiratory infections be sure to tell their Pedi you had walking pneumonia. Most patients handle this infection well. Can cause temporary wheezing in the very young.

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Newborn pneumonia after a week. Was it a missed diagnosis? Had gbs.

Newborn pneumonia after a week. Was it a missed diagnosis? Had gbs.

Disease proression: GBS is variable in it's pattern. If the germ transfers to baby during early labor, they are often symptomatic at birth and easily recognized. Since they normally enter baby through the nasal passages/lungs, a pneumonia is a common feature. If acquired in late labor or during delivery, GBS disease may wait up to 6 weeks before emerging. Without the chart, I cannot say if it was missed, but likely not ...Read more

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How long will my 35-week newborn baby be on life-support for pneumonia and asthma?

How long will my 35-week newborn baby be on life-support for pneumonia and asthma?

Hard to say: The specifics of your case is known best by the treating physicians. I would expect no less than a 10 day course of treatment, but more than that would require a better knowledge of the specifics of the case. Keeping up to date with the treating doc can answer your question. ...Read more

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' cardia silhouette, because of the position of the newborn while taking x ray. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with neonatal pneumonia last?

Multiple factors: Multiple factors determine the recovery from hypoxia in neonates with pneumonia. Premature neonates are at greatest risk due to underlying prematurity related lung disease. Other factors include maternal fever or chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of membranes, sepsis, duration of mechanical ventilation, nosocomial infections, congenital heart disease etc. Discuss with your neonatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make sure which bacterial or virus to cause the neonatal pneumonia?

Is there any way to make sure which bacterial or virus to cause the neonatal pneumonia?

Culture: An infant with pneumonia will have cultures taken from their sputum which will help to direct antibiotic use to combat it. ...Read more

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Please told me the best treatment, medicines and vaccines for cure of my newborn baby (45 days) pneumonia. And the aftershocks of pneumonia?

Depends on situation: At 45 days the usual causes include chlamydia, rsv, other viruses & various bacteria. Doctors usually use a combination of medicationss in an IV at that age. Once the process has cleared, regular care & followup resumes on a routine schedule. ...Read more

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Can a fullterm baby get neonatal pneumonia from group b strep?

Can a fullterm baby get neonatal pneumonia from group b strep?

Yes: Group b strep (gbs) is a gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as streptococcus agalactiae. It is not the same as group a strep which causes strep throat. It is a bacteria which can spread from mother to newborn infants and is the most
common cause of sepsis and meningitis in the United States during a newborn's first week of life. It is not restricted to premature infants. ...Read more

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My newborn son had meconium aspiration pneumonia and chest x-rays twice daily for 1 week. Does the radiation increase his risk for cancer?

No: There was a media flap some years about after a laughably bad journal study claimed that thousands of people were dying each year from routine chest x-rays. The fallacy was assuming a linear risk where the curve is really sigmoidal or exponential. Junior is gravely sick, needs the x-rays in any case, and my hope is that he will pull through. I'm glad to offer some relief. Good luck and be strong. ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: From being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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What is the most common congenital anomaly in newborn boys?

What is the most common congenital anomaly in newborn boys?

VSD, pyelectasis: Ventricular septal defects and renal pyelectases are some of the most common and innocuous birth defects in males. Another very common finding is non-closure of the procesus vaginalis that predisposes to later inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when congenital adrenal hyperplasia found in newborn?

CAH: Most common is 21 hydroxylase deficiency. Females born with it usually have ambiguous genitalia because a block in adrenal hormone synthesis causes an androgen buildup. Can't tell by looking at a boy. State newborn screening should pick it up right away. Medical emergency to identify as medication is necessary to replace cortisol and aldosterone within a couple of days after birth else crisis. ...Read more

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Can a newborn have a congenital heart defect?

Can a newborn have a congenital heart defect?

Yes: Yes, it is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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Is cephalhematoma a congenital condition for a new born?

Yes and No: Cephalohematomas occur because of trauma to the scalp during the birth process. Babies use their heads to push out, and the force they use is enough to cause that bleeding. Also can occur with use of a vacuum during birth to assist delivery. While it is present at birth, you could call it "congenital". However, we usually use that word to describe conditions a baby is born with that are permanent. ...Read more

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How can children get pneumonia?

From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it. ...Read more

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Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Can you get pneumonia in the summer?

Yes: Pneumonia is inflammation in the lung usually form infection it can occur throughout the year but is more common during winter months. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about pneumonia?

What can you tell me about pneumonia?

Pneumonia is: An extremely broad topic. Generally speaking, it is infection/inflammation of the lung, particularly the small air exchange sacs (alveoli). It could be due to a variety of bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Do you have a specific question about pneumonia? ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia worsen in evening?

Why does pneumonia worsen in evening?

Lying flat: It if often due to the fact that you are lying flat. When we lie down, the gastroesophageal reflex kicks in because mucus automatically begins to pool. The best way to counteract this gravitational pull is elevation. It may help to sleep with a pillow to prop you up a bit. ...Read more

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Who is most susceptible to pneumonia?

Who is most susceptible to pneumonia?

Patients who: Are immunosuppressed, who are more susceptible to tracheal aspiration, or who have other conditions that render them more susceptible to lung infections than the average person. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Can symptoms of pneumonia last for months?

Yes, some: Some lung infections may take weeks to months to heal. Recovery can vary widely depending on someones age, degree & type of infection and other medical issues. In general each week your symptoms should be better than the last. Intense symptoms including fever & trouble breathing should not be prolonged and indicate need for immediate medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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