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