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Is a systemic infection in a one pound baby treatable?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Variable outcomes

A one-pound premature infant is very small and still developing many basic systems.
All infections at such a tiny age are very serious, but newborn icus are also very highly specialized in treating these problems. Survival and long-term outcome are hard to predict, but more & more of these babies are surviving and growing up well, so don't lose hope. Baby's md & rn will know specific details- ask!

In brief: Variable outcomes

A one-pound premature infant is very small and still developing many basic systems.
All infections at such a tiny age are very serious, but newborn icus are also very highly specialized in treating these problems. Survival and long-term outcome are hard to predict, but more & more of these babies are surviving and growing up well, so don't lose hope. Baby's md & rn will know specific details- ask!
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