Premature Babies complications
Premature Babies

Complications could include:

  • A study in 1973 showed a connection between an ear crease & heart disease. Find out if a small mark on your ear could have anything to do with heart disease.
    Source:HLCMS
  • All types of heart disease share common traits and have key differences. Learn about the different types, including coronary, ischemic, and congenital.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Heart disease is a broad term that covers many heart-related problems and conditions, including coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart infections, congenital heart defects, and others. When blood ve...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the virus may cause liver failure.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and eyes and can indicate a serious problem with liver, gallbladder, or pancreas function.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice occurs when your skin, mucous membranes or eyes take on a yellow color due to the buildup of bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is produced when your body breaks down red blood cells. Normally, the liver processes bilirubin and then your...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Megalencephaly is a condition that results in the development of an abnormally large brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Mental retardation or intellectual disability, (MR/ID), exists in children whose brains do not develop properly or function within the normal range. There are four levels of retardation: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Sometimes, MR/ID may b...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Premature infants and others born with underdeveloped lungs often need to be placed on machines that provide them with pressurized oxygen. Unfortunately, in some cases these machines can damage the infants' delicate airways and lead to or aggravat...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis is inflammation and death of intestinal tissue. It may involve just the lining or the entire thickness of the intestine. This very dangerous disease is most common in premature infants.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. This gives the fetus time to grow. At 40 weeks, the organs are usually fully developed. If a baby is born too early, the lungs may not be fully developed, and they may not function properly. Healthy lungs are ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Septicemia is bacterial infection spread through the entire vascular system of the body. If untreated, it can result in sepsis, a life-threatening inflammation. A main symptom is blue lips or finger nails.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blood poisoning, also called septicemia, is an infection caused by the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream. Although it is commonly called "blood poisoning," the infection actually has nothing to do with poison. According to Dr. James M. Steck...
    Source:HLCMS
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