Gasping Syndrome

A condition, now of historic interest, caused by a toxic accumulation of benzyl alcohol—which was used until its toxicity was recognised—to clean neonatal skin. The gasping was most severe in preterm infants because of metabolic immaturity and the fragility of their skin
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Importantly, NEXTERONE does not carry the specific warning about the risk of fatal gasping syndrome in newborn infants because it does not contain benzyl alcohol.