Vasomotor instability in a preterm neonate causing hypotension and acrocyanosis - Exaggerationof a normal physiological phenomena?

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Authors: Pankaj Mohanty, Abdul Razak and N. Nagesh
Date: January-March 2015
From: Journal of Clinical Neonatology(Vol. 4, Issue 1)
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Clinical report
Length: 507 words

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Byline: Pankaj. Mohanty, Abdul. Razak, N. Nagesh

Sir,

Preterm babies are subjected to many stresses after being born. Out of many complications that a preterm suffers, vasomotor instability is a significant one, which is observed in few early and late preterms. The infant usually develops acrocyanosis, temperature instability, hypotension, and sepsis-like features. [sup][1]

We came across a newborn preterm, born to a G2A1 mother, at 34 weeks gestation, by emergency lower segment Cesarean section (LSCS) (in view of severe pre-eclampsia). The baby cried after birth. The birth weight was 1.36 kg. The APGAR scores at one and five minutes were 8 and 9, respectively. The mother had received two doses of antenatal steroids, and the antenatal scans including Doppler's were normal and had no risk factors...

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Mohanty, Pankaj, et al. "Vasomotor instability in a preterm neonate causing hypotension and acrocyanosis - Exaggerationof a normal physiological phenomena?." Journal of Clinical Neonatology, vol. 4, no. 1, 2015, p. 66. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.
  

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