Collapsed Neonate

Author: Melvin Carew / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Codes: Published: 26/01/2022

A 3-day-old boy is brought in by his parents with increased work of breathing, increased lethargy and a blue tinge around his lips after short feeds.  He was born at 39 weeks by planned c-section, to a well mother and had been well the previous day.

On examination the neonate appears ill, is generally mottled but not cyanotic, has very faint femoral pulses, bibasal crepitations, and a systolic murmur.

  • Hr 130
  • BP 150/70
  • Temp 36.8

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