congenital pneumonia


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con·gen·i·tal pneu·mo·ni·a

pneumonia in the newborn, infection being contracted prenatally.
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This revealed that the frequency of congenital pneumonia (15.3 %) and neonatal jaundice (8.3%) were significantly higher in the transfused group.
Underlying pathologies seen in study sample (N=72) Underlying pathology Frequency, n (%) MAS 43 (59.7) Congenital pneumonia 9 (12.5) Respiratory distress syndrome 6 (8.3) Asphyxia * 2 (2.8) MAS/Asphyxia 3 (4.2) Idiopathic PPHN 2 (2.8) Sepsis 1 (1.4) Transient tachypnoea of the newborn 1 (1.4) Hypoplastic lung 1 (1.4) Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 2 (2.8) Pulmonary haemorrhage 1 (1.4) Vein of Galen malformation 1 (1.4) MAS = meconium aspiration syndrome; PPHN =persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
After screening for sepsis was performed, ampicillin and gentamycin treatment was started with suspicious congenital pneumonia. Hemogram and C-reactive protein values at presentation were within the normal limits.
Transient tachypnea of newborn(TTN) was found to be the commonest 35.7% cause of Respiratory Distress (RD) followed by Hyaline membrane disease (HMD) 25%, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) 17.9%, congenital pneumonia 7.1% and other congenital anomalies 14.3%.

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