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Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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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. Lori Semel
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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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What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

What's the pathophysiology of RSV and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read more

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Can a child catch pneumonia in a household where viral pneumonia is present?

Can a child catch pneumonia in a household where viral pneumonia is present?

Yes: Keep children away from sick people. Take it as an opportunity to teach good hygiene practices. Wash hands, cover your cough, use clean utensils and tools ...Etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bronchitis in nursing homes?

What is the cause of bronchitis in nursing homes?

Possibilities...: There are 2types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually caused by smoking. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways and can be either bacterial or viral. These infections are spread via droplet inhalation. So, nursing home patients can get these infections from breathing in droplets that are in the air. Frequent hand washing can help. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

What are the chances of a pneumonia in elderly?

Good: The chances of getting lung infections increases with age and underlying diseases, but is far more common in those over the age of 60. Pneumococcal pneumonia used to be called the "old man's friend" because it would produce death in elderly individuals with chronic diseases that were debilitating. ...Read more

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Why blood is seen in sputum or in cough in the case of bronchiectasis?

Why blood is seen in sputum or in cough in the case of bronchiectasis?

Blood vessel rupture: Blood in sputum or hemoptysis in the setting of bronchiectasis is due to rupture of tiny blood vessels along the surface of the diseased bronchial tubes. Normally the amount of bleeding is minor but can be significant and require emergent care. Other causes of hemoptysis include infections, cancers and vascular diseases. ...Read more

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Could the Dtap vaccine which was administered to the pregnant mothers have caused these birth defects in the infants?

Could the Dtap vaccine which was administered to the pregnant mothers have caused these birth defects in the infants?

No: This combination of non-living material has no effect on the development of the fetus. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies end in some form of unexpected outcome.Each type of defect may or may not have a suggested origin. Most defects are present by the first 4-8 week of pregnancy, well before pregnancy is known or the Dtap is ever offered. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

What are the causes of fluid around the heart and lungs in an infant.?

See below: By increased vessels permeability and slower lymphatic clearance in cases with a cardiac congestion or high blood volume output. ...Read more

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Can status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in kids?

Can status asthmaticus be the first presentation of asthma in kids?

Asthma symptoms: Asthma is like a rainbow with a myriad of signs and symptoms. Sometimes you have kids that cough when they exercise, or seem to get "bronchitis" when the seasons change. Kids may have eczema or allergies as well. There are many subtle signs, as well as many many triggers. It is possible to present with severe respiratory distress bit i would be cautious to label a child after one episode. ...Read more

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Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Signs of aspiration pneumonia in toddlers?

Aspiration pneumonia: Most forms of pneumonia are caused by aspiration of microorganisms from above. The term you are using usually refers to the aspiration of periodontal flora causing an aerobic/anaerobic polymicrobial necrotizing pneumonia. These are generally slowly progressive, causing fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, malodorous sputum and breath, nasty taste in mouth, etc. Very very rare in toddlers. ...Read more

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Why is the case of dtga in newborns macrosomic?

Why is the case of dtga in newborns macrosomic?

Two not related: D-tga is not, to my knowledge, associated with syndromes that cause macrosomia. The d-tga is more likely to be isolated, with a separate, hopefully identifiable cause for the macrosomia (?Beckwith-wiedeman? Sotos syndrome?). ...Read more

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Can asthma in a child be caused by smoking when the child was in the womb?

Can asthma in a child be caused by smoking when the child was in the womb?

Yes: There have been several studies over the years showing that smoking during pregnancy, though not directly inducing asthma, causes lower birth weight in infants and likely poor lung development, which then increases the risk of asthma in those children. ...Read more

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In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that. ...Read more

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How common is rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder in infants?

How common is rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder in infants?

Incidence: Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma "accounts for 3.5% of cancer among children aged 0 to 14 years, 2% of the cases among adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 19 years. The incidence is 4.5 per 1 million children and 50% of cases are seen in the first decade of life.The most common primary sites for rhabdomyosarcoma are the head, the genitourinary tract, and the extremities" cancer.Gov. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the reason of chd in newborn?

What is the reason of chd in newborn?

Multiple factors: Congenital heart disease is present in 6-8/1000 live births. The cause of chd is unclear but involves both genetic and environmental influences. Many genetic syndromes are associated with chd (down syndrome, turner syndrome, vacterl association, etc). Maternal disease may also contribute (diabetes, lupus, rubella) as can some medications and alcohol. Usually the exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Our whole house had the flu. 1 person got pneumonia. Will the rest of the family catch pneumonia? Or is the secondary infection not contagious?

Our whole house had the flu. 1 person got pneumonia. Will the rest of the family catch pneumonia? Or is the secondary infection not contagious?

Both are: contagious and you and household members should be screen for influenza A and B as well as strep. Careful hand washing, paper plates and cups and antiseptic hand lotion. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read more

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What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

See below: You can actually see the pulmonary embolus on a ct of the lungs with contrast and the proper protocol, that is why it is the gold standard for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more