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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

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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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 herpes cause micro syphilis in newborns?

How can  herpes cause micro syphilis in newborns?

Never heard of it: Herpes and syphilis are 2 separate germs that can be passes to a fetus during pregnancy. One is a virus and one is a bacteria. They could be passed at the same time by the same person while infecting mother & baby.I have never heard of "micro syphilis". ...Read more

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What STD causes blindness in a newborn?

What STD causes blindness in a newborn?

STD & Blindness: Gonorrhea can cause blindness and systemic diseases such as meningitis and septic arthritis in infants infected during delivery. To prevent blindness, all newborns delivered in hospitals have their eves treated with medication specific for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are highly unlikely to be at significant risk. ...Read more

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Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?

Can a HIV positive mother give birth to a HIV negative child, or does the virus always pass through the umbilical cord?

Not always: Even when mom does not receive antiretrovirals during pregnancy there is only about a 30-50% chance of perinatal infection in the infant. When prophylactic therapy is given this is markedly reduced. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, however, can be spread. ...Read more

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Does herpes br mistaken for syphilis in a blood test?

Does herpes br mistaken for syphilis in a blood test?

No: The tests for herpes simplex virus (herpes) and t. Pallidum (syphilis) are completely different and cannot be confused or mistaken for one another in a blood test. ...Read more

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Blood test to detect spinal bifida in unborn babies?

Blood test to detect spinal  bifida in unborn babies?

Screening/ Diagnosis: Screening tests take general populations (pregnant ) and selects sub groups that have a higher risk of a problem. The AFP test looks for a material that can show up in the blood & suggest a higher risk of a spina bifida. If the test shows a higher risk, a selective test, like high resolution ultrasound can be done to look for the spina bifida. ...Read more

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How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

How is a group b strep infection treated in moms. Babies?

OB/peds have protocl: The frequency of invasive group b strep disease has declined since the adoption of surveillance and treatment protocols by ob's & peds. Since gbs can come & go, most moms will be screened at 35-37 wks & receive abx during labor if positive, if status unknown she will be treated. Babies are monitored & treated if any signs appear that suggest invasive disease. ...Read more

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Is syphilis spread in the air?

Is syphilis spread in the air?

No: Syphillis is not spread in the air like a flu or cold. Transmission requires direct contact with the germ.This can be as it passes mom to baby in her blood, thru a tainted blood transfusion(they test it to avoid that) &direct contact with sores during sex or other contact. ...Read more

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Why is CMV in the herpes simplex family?

Why is CMV in the herpes simplex family?

Herpesviruses: It's a cousin of herpes simplex virus. Both are members of the herpesvirus (not herpes simplex) family, among the things they have in common is that they both contain double-stranded dna and both cause chronic, latent infection. ...Read more

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Nursing daignosis of spina bifida in neonate as pryority?

Nursing daignosis of spina bifida in neonate as pryority?

Do your homework: The site is not designed to be a shortcut to answer your homework. You need to read through your nursing texts, assimilate the information and come up with a list reflecting the jargon of your texts.Anything off the site will not fit your instructors requirements & they will know you took a shortcut. ...Read more

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Are newborns in NJ tested for HIV, Hep b and hep c at birth?

Are newborns in NJ tested for HIV, Hep b and hep c at birth?

No: no . It's not routinely done , but if the pediatrician feels, it is needed it can be ordered . ...Read more

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Why is the blood supply screened for syphilis when syphilis is not transmitted via infected blood?

Why is the blood supply screened for syphilis when syphilis is not transmitted via infected blood?

Blood can transmit: Blood contact very rarely can transmit syphilis. It probably requires much more blood than possible during sexual exposure, shared needles, etc, but transfusion can do it, especially with non-refrigerated blood products. It's extremely rare and even without testing, probably there would be few if any cases, at least in the US. OTOH, testing is easy, cheap, and ingrained by history and habit. ...Read more

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What causes hydrocephalus in a newborn?

What causes hydrocephalus in a newborn?

Hydrocephalus causes: Hydrocephalus in newborns may be due to the following obstructive - due to aquaductal stenosis, a failure to open or extreme narrowing of the path for CSF from 3rd to 4th ventricle. Tumors may also obstruct CSF flow. Communicating - failure for the structures that absorb csf, carrying it out of the skull. Communicating hydrocephalus may be due to bleeding and infection. ...Read more

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Are venereal diseases contagious to baby while in the womb?

Are venereal diseases contagious to baby while in the womb?

See below: They can be. And they can cause birth defects. If you are concerned, you need to see your ob. ...Read more

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Which problems can genital herpes (herpes simplex ii) cause for a newborn baby?

Which problems can genital herpes (herpes simplex ii) cause for a newborn baby?

Death or disability: The fetus is ge nerally protected by fetal membranesfrom exposure during pregnancy.During delivery, the newborn can acquire the virus as it is shead from the genital walls.Some will have skin leasions(blisters), but a more devistating problem occurs as the germ migrates to the brain to cause encephalitis.Death or major disability are possibile.Ob's opt for cs delivery if possible to avoid this. ...Read more

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What antibodies are transferred from mother to neonate through milk?

What antibodies are transferred from mother to neonate through milk?

All: This is the source of what is known as passive immunity. If mom has protective antibodies she passes them to her infant in the breast milk. That is one of the reasons that breast feeding is so valuable. ...Read more

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Dr. H. hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more