fontanel

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A total of 700 cases were included in the study with clinical symptoms and signs of sepsis like fever, lethargy, poor feeding, jaundice, hypothermia, poor perfusion, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal distension, prolong capillary refill, weak or excessive cry, grunting, apnea, bulging anterior fontanel or any maternal risk factor like maternal pyrexia (within first week of prenatal and 48 hours of postnatal, foul smelling vaginal discharge, PROMgreater than 18hours, maternal UTI in last month, or instrumental delivery.
A suspected case was defined as a history of acute onset of fever and any of the following: altered consciousness, inability to eat, neck stiffness, seizures, petechial rash, or bulging anterior fontanel in a child <2 years of age.
Evolution of anterior fontanel size in normal infants in the first year of life.
The anterior fontanel had a size of 3x2 cm and was not bulging.
Usually, they are found over the anterior fontanel during childhood.
An infant presenting with symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism (such as decreased activity, often described as "good baby" because they do not cry or demand attention and sleep "well," but are also poor feeders with limited weight gain, poor growth, jaundice, decreased stooling or constipation, large anterior fontanel, and a hoarse cry) must be rescreened.
The anterior fontanel was normotensive, about 4 cm x 6 cm.
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