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Respiratory Disease (Newborn)

Signs & Symptoms

Babies facing respiratory conditions will show signs of distress, including breathing rapidly, exhibit in-drawing movements of the chest wall and bluish appearance around the lips.

What causes it
There are many factors that can affect the lungs and airways. These include meconium or blood aspiration (meconium or blood enters the lungs during birth process), delayed absorption of lung fluids, and lung infection. Conditions affecting other organ systems, such as malformations of the heart and intestines and early infection, can also contribute to respiratory diseases.
About the condition

Babies with respiratory distress will be transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for further care. Oxygen and/or other forms of respiratory support will be provided. Supportive measures include intravenous fluid therapy and antibiotics. In cases of severe respiratory illness, the patient may receive specialised breathing support such as high frequency oscillatory ventilation and nitric oxide.


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