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Is a PDA ever fatal in a baby?

Is a PDA ever fatal in a baby?

Yes: It is very rare, but left untreated a large PDA can lead to heart failure and death. ...Read more

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Bronchiolitis in babies, is this fatal?

Bronchiolitis in babies, is this fatal?

Rarely: Bronchiolitis is a potentially fatal illness in smaller infants. I cannot recall ever loosing one in 3 decades of practice but I have heard of a few lost in my local. ...Read more

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Is it fatal for an infant to get bronchitis?

Is it fatal for an infant to get bronchitis?

No: Bronchitis itself is rarely fatal, but it can worsen into a more serious condition that can be fatal. The vast majority of respiratory infections are self-limited and clear without serious harm. ...Read more

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What is an infant disease that can be fatal and involves vomitting?

What is an infant disease that can be fatal and involves vomitting?

Too many to list: Vomiting is a common symptom to a number of genetic, metabolic, infectious & structural disorders that may show up in an infant.The more specific you are with questions the more likely we can provide information. ...Read more

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What is an infant disease that can be fatal that involves vomitting?

What is an infant disease that can be fatal that involves vomitting?

Fatal vomiting: Any mechanical disorder of the digestive track can make a baby vomit and if left untreated can be fatal. Examples are rotated intestines, duodenal atresia, hurshsprung's disease, pyloric stenosis, etc. You may also have metabloic disorders and neurolgic disorders. The list is very long. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some names of some fatal diseases that premature babies can get?

Can you tell me some names of some fatal diseases that premature babies can get?

Not sure why asking: Premature infant can have complications-most of which do not lead to death. Death from prematurity is now becoming very rare. Survival is inversely proportional to gestational age. Most deaths from prematurity are at less than 28 wks. The real at risk group is 23-25 wks gestation. ...Read more

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What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?

What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?

Poor restraint use: Failure to use the correct safety seat or it use it properly can lead to preventable loss.An infant's neck & spinal cord is prone to injury fro crash forces.Forward facing infants can paralyzed or die when the cord is overstretched by the head snapping forward. Kids under 12, are too short for the adult belt to anchor their pelvis in a crash and are prone to abdominal injury. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Is pulmonary embolism in an infant fatal?

Can be: A pulmonary embolism, regardless of the age of the patient, can be fatal. It should be noted that not all pulmonary emboli are fatal and the incidence of pulmonary emboli in infants is quite small. ...Read more

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At what age is exposure to hsv-1 (cold sores) no longer extremely dangerous to babies? When does it become just a cold sore and not a fatal disease?

At what age is exposure to hsv-1 (cold sores) no longer extremely dangerous to babies? When does it become just a cold sore and not a fatal disease?

First exposure only: The first exposure is usually the one that is most dangerous because the immune system is still developing and may not handle the infection very well. That being said the age of when exposure to newborns is the least dangerous is usually when the immune system has had time to develop properly and can vary. By age 3 to 4 the initial outbreak is not likely to be as bad. ...Read more

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Can nec be fatal for a tiny baby?

Can nec be fatal for a tiny baby?

NEC: Necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) in newborns caused by an inflammatory disease characterized by variable damage to the small and large intestines. The mortality rate in nec ranges from 10% to more than 50% in infants who weigh less than 1500 g (about 3 lbs), depending on the severity of disease, compared with a mortality rate of 0-20% in babies who weigh more than 2500 g (5 and 1/2 lbs). ...Read more

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What food should I eat to increase fatal weight at 33 week ? My baby is just 4 pound at 33.2 week?

What food should I eat to increase fatal weight at 33 week ? My baby is just 4 pound at 33.2 week?

Fetal weight: Hopefully you mean "fetal" weight, rather than "fatal" weight. And hopefully you're eating a healthy food plan with lean proteins, veggies, fruits, and healthy fats (especially dha, which the baby needs to develop its brain)? Please talk with your ob-gyn about your baby's growth, and your personal food plan. If you need help with eating, s/he can refer you to an individual nutritionist. ...Read more

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The child is so backed up, that it is in his chest. Can this be fatal?

The child is so backed up, that it is in his chest. Can this be fatal?

Constipation: The colon can become impacted if the constipation is bad enough, and this can lead to damage to the intestinal tissues. Ultimately, this could be fatal after a long period of time. Normally, the colon does not extend into the chest, it is in the abdomen. In some cases, the colon can herniate into the chest cavity, but this is a far more serious condition than just constipation. ...Read more

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Can18 months baby eats honey,friend told me that honey may cause fatal botulism before 24 months,safe after 1 or 2 years?

Can18 months baby eats honey,friend told me that honey may cause fatal botulism before 24 months,safe after 1 or 2 years?

Safe after age 1: The prime issue is the ability of botulinum spores to germinate and elaborate toxin in the infant gut. As they get past a year of age the variation in diet and advancing maturity of the gut seem to cancel out this risk. ...Read more

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I've had such horrible luck with pregnancies and was told the next could be fatal, but I really want another child, should I go for it?

I've had such horrible luck with pregnancies and was told the next could be fatal, but I really want another child, should I go for it?

Pregnancy: It really depends on the complications that you had during previous pregnancies. This is best to be discussed with your obstetrician as the specific risks as they relate to you. ...Read more

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Healthy 19yo. Never had headaches but now get the frequently. Is it likely that it is something fatal? I had a baby 5 months ago.

Healthy 19yo. Never had headaches but now get the frequently. Is it likely that it is something fatal? I had a baby 5 months ago.

Unlikely fatal: Usually unlikely to be fatal in young age. Did u have epidural at the time of delievery sometime that could be cause of headache due to dural puncture. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a fatal heart disease while you are still a baby?

Is it possible to get a fatal heart disease while you are still a baby?

Rare but possible: Infants can acquire a viral infection of the heart just like adults.That infection can damage/ weaken the heart muscle to the point of progressive heart failure or death. ...Read more

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How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read more

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If seizure only on one side of body in three year old autistic child lasts 15 minutes can it cause brain damage or be fatal? Occured 3 xs in 3 mos..

If seizure only on one side of body in three year old autistic child lasts 15 minutes can it cause brain damage or be fatal? Occured 3 xs in 3 mos..

It depends: One main danger of a seizure is that a person may stop breathing. That can lead to brain damage and even death, especially if prolonged. Also, there is the risk of something called: aspiration pneumonia caused by inhaling the stomach contents into the lungs from vomiting around the time of the seizure. A child having a seizure could injure her/himself accidentally during the event. ...Read more

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