A 3-month-old male infant, 48 weeks postconception, was brought to the ambulatory care clinic for evaluation prior to bilateral inguinal hernia repair. The mother reported that she had suffered from toxemia of pregnancy and that the baby had been born at 36 weeks gestation by cesarean section; birth weight, 2000gm. The 1- and 5-min Apgar scores were 7–8. The baby required mask oxygenation and suctioning but intubation was not required. He was observed in the neonatal intensive care unit for 7 days. During this time, bilirubin level was measured at 12–15mg%; blood sugar, 45mg%; calcium, 7.5mg%; PaCO2, 35mmHg. There was no evidence of acidosis or infection, and funduscopic examinations were normal.
KeywordsPneumonia Anemia Dehydration Half Life Neurol
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