Congenital Pneumonia

Congenital PneumoniaCreated OnMay 6, 2020Last Updated OnOctober 26, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Congenital Pneumonia < All Topics Table of Contents Inflammation of the lungs due to Intrauterine infection or during delivery Generally bacterial rather than viral. Increased risks: Rupture of membranes more than 6 hours before delivery Prolonged and complicated labours Premature infants Immune disorder Early onset Occurs in the first week of life Often caused by group B streptococcus or gram-negative bacteria Late onset Occurs in subsequent three weeks Often caused by gram positive bacteria Failure to treat neonatal pneumonia may result in neonatal fatality and therefore all neonates displaying signs of respiratory distress without a clear non-infective cause should be treated routinely with antibiotics. Chest X-Ray Perihilar streaky pattern may resemble TTN Patchy air space disease Diffuse infiltrates resembling ground glass as in RDS (Group B strep) Lobar consolidation is unusual in newborn Term with findings of RDS should be considered to have pneumonia until proven otherwise Image shows patchy opacity right upper zone *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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