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Need help diagnosing a newborn

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  • Posted By: Brittany06
  • November 18, 2007
  • 09:38 PM

Three week old male born with a left diaphragmatic hernia that was repaired soon after. He required intubation at the time and continued to require respiratory support. Within 24 hrs. he developed bulging anterior fontanelles, increased respiratory and heart rates, wide fluctuations in blood pressure and difficulties maintaining adequate tissue perfusion. White blood cell count increased from 6,300 to 13,700, and baby began to have focal seizures. CSF exam showed glucose level of 2 mg/dl and protein level of 350 mg/dl.

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