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Are bacterial infections worse for a newborn?
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
When they get into the brain, blood etc. It can be very bad.The problem is that in newborns you don't always see the signs that something bad is going on like you would see in someone older, so you don't always know whether a newborn is very sick or a little sick, so we wind up treating sick newborns as if they have something life threatening until we know they don't.

In brief: Depends
When they get into the brain, blood etc. It can be very bad.The problem is that in newborns you don't always see the signs that something bad is going on like you would see in someone older, so you don't always know whether a newborn is very sick or a little sick, so we wind up treating sick newborns as if they have something life threatening until we know they don't.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on germ/kid
The newborn represents a problem because of exposure to germs in a specialized way.
The bag of waters surrounds baby & keeps germs out during pregnancy but when open, the birth canal may allow moms poop germs to climb into the babies area and attach. Later they may dig in and grow fast without showing signs. By the time baby seems sick (gbs) the infection may be so far along that nothing will help.

In brief: Depends on germ/kid
The newborn represents a problem because of exposure to germs in a specialized way.
The bag of waters surrounds baby & keeps germs out during pregnancy but when open, the birth canal may allow moms poop germs to climb into the babies area and attach. Later they may dig in and grow fast without showing signs. By the time baby seems sick (gbs) the infection may be so far along that nothing will help.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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