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What are the effects of chorioamnionitis on babies?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
"chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery.
Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infection spreading to baby, but usually with good obstetric care including intravenous antibiotics for mom, the baby will be fine. Sometimes right after birth blodo tests will be done on baby to see if signs of infection.

In brief: Depends
"chorio" is an infection in the membranes surrounding the baby, usually near delivery.
Mom will often run a fever. This does increase the risk of infection spreading to baby, but usually with good obstetric care including intravenous antibiotics for mom, the baby will be fine. Sometimes right after birth blodo tests will be done on baby to see if signs of infection.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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In brief: Chorioamnionitis...
...Is a bacterial infection of the "water" in which the baby is immersed during gestation.
Because this "water" goes all through the lungs and the GI tract, chorioamnionitis means the baby has an infection right at birth, and needs to be treated immediately.

In brief: Chorioamnionitis...
...Is a bacterial infection of the "water" in which the baby is immersed during gestation.
Because this "water" goes all through the lungs and the GI tract, chorioamnionitis means the baby has an infection right at birth, and needs to be treated immediately.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Infection
Infection than can be severe in a newborn that does not have good defenses.

In brief: Infection
Infection than can be severe in a newborn that does not have good defenses.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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