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Meconium

  • Yogita Dogra
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Abstract

The importance of meconium in amniotic fluid is widely debated. Traditionally meconium has been viewed as a signal of impending or ongoing fetal compromise; however, some believe that it is not associated with fetal distress, hypoxia or acidosis. Some have found lower Apgar scores in babies exposed to meconium.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yogita Dogra
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia

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