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Is meconium aspiration syndrome ever fatal?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Nordine
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, meconium aspiration syndrome can result in very severe lung disease which can lead to death even if optimally treated.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately, meconium aspiration syndrome can result in very severe lung disease which can lead to death even if optimally treated.
Dr. Andrew Nordine
Dr. Andrew Nordine
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Those infants with significant meconium aspiration face a multitude of problems.
Even with recovery, the frequency of brain injury among this group is higher than other causes of respiratory failure. Many die within the first days of treatment when their blood oxygen level cannot be improved regardless of treatments.

In brief: Yes

Those infants with significant meconium aspiration face a multitude of problems.
Even with recovery, the frequency of brain injury among this group is higher than other causes of respiratory failure. Many die within the first days of treatment when their blood oxygen level cannot be improved regardless of treatments.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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