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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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