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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

Dr. William Walsh
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Interstitial Pneumonia (Definition)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to ...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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Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

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 long does severe hypoxia associated with neonatal pneumonia last?

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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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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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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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?

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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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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What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

Meconium aspiration: babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid are at risk of aspiration. meconium can cause blockage of airway and inflammation of lung tissue. Babies with meconium aspiration frequently show sings of breathing difficulties and need to be admitted to Neonatal ICU for support and observation. ...Read more

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Whats 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 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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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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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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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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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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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...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