Another main cause of death is infection--specific or non-specific to the perinatal period; neonatal sepsis and congenital pneumonia
represent together one-third of deaths in newborns, pointing both to unfavorable conditions of the home environment and hospital environment, and to the detection and early treatment of infections.
She had congenital pneumonia
and a hole in the heart and they actually said they were pretty sure it was Down's Syndrome.
When examining specific subgroups of CODs, the false-negative rate was high for birth asphyxia (80%), necrotizing enterocolitis (75%), disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight (67%) and congenital pneumonia
Other causes include congenital pneumonia
or sepsis, meconium aspiration, infant respiratory distress syndrome and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
6%) but also included transient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN), congenital pneumonia
, meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and apnoea (Table 4).