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What is newborn pneumonia from?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: An infection

Pneumonia, neonatal or otherwise, is an infection in the lungs from a bacteria, virus, or fungus.
In a newborn typical sources include the vaginal canal, or an ill contact after delivery. Infants on a breathing machine are at high risk of infection.

In brief: An infection

Pneumonia, neonatal or otherwise, is an infection in the lungs from a bacteria, virus, or fungus.
In a newborn typical sources include the vaginal canal, or an ill contact after delivery. Infants on a breathing machine are at high risk of infection.
Dr. Edward Evans
Dr. Edward Evans
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Germs

Prior to delivery, infants have access to the fluid that circulates in the bag of waters.
The longer that bag is open, the more likely germs can get in and get to baby, enter the lungs, and begin a pneumonia before delivery. Babies can also acquire germs in the birth canal and inhale them with their first breath. Early recognition and treatment is the only chance baby has for survival.

In brief: Germs

Prior to delivery, infants have access to the fluid that circulates in the bag of waters.
The longer that bag is open, the more likely germs can get in and get to baby, enter the lungs, and begin a pneumonia before delivery. Babies can also acquire germs in the birth canal and inhale them with their first breath. Early recognition and treatment is the only chance baby has for survival.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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