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Do triplets have a higher risk of getting diseases because they were born smaller?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Sure.

All SGA (small) infants have higher risk for infections, as do triplets, compared to singleton and aga infants.

In brief: Sure.

All SGA (small) infants have higher risk for infections, as do triplets, compared to singleton and aga infants.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Most triplets will deliver at or before 36 weeks.
In doing so they have less time to acquire antibodies from their mother and finish out their lung development.This means they are smaller, more prone to premi lung disease & less ready to fight off infection.Some actually make it to 38 weeks & have outcomes similar to average newborns.

In brief: Depends

Most triplets will deliver at or before 36 weeks.
In doing so they have less time to acquire antibodies from their mother and finish out their lung development.This means they are smaller, more prone to premi lung disease & less ready to fight off infection.Some actually make it to 38 weeks & have outcomes similar to average newborns.
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