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Meconium is the earliest stools of an infant. Unlike later feces, meconium is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus: intestinal epithelial cells, lanugo, mucus, amniotic fluid, bile,...
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Meconium aspiration syndrome occurs when infants take meconium into their lungs during or before delivery. Meconium is the first stool of an infant, composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus: intestinal epithelial cells, lanugo,...
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Read an article giving a definition, symptoms, and treatment for a newborn swallowing meconium stained fluid upon birth. ... This is called meconium aspiration. ...
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Most babies pass the first meconium stool in the first 12 hours after birth if a baby passes a meconium stool before birth, the amniotic fluid is stained.
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Failure to pass meconium combined with progressive abdominal distention, refusal ... He did not pass meconium after birth, and he had the onset of vomiting on ...
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Penn State Children's Hospital provides world class care and services to patients. ... Meconium is the dark green material that is found in the intestines of ...
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Meconium is thick, greenish black, and sticky. ... If meconium is detected in the amniotic fluid when the mother's water breaks, ... See Meconium aspiration. ...
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What is meconium aspiration? ... Before or during labor, the fetus sometimes passes the meconium stool into the amniotic fluid. ...
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Meconium ... Meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, lanugo (the fine hair that covers the ... This condition is called meconium aspiration and can cause ...
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Meconium aspiration syndrome is a leading cause of severe illness and death in the newborn. The possibility of inhaling meconium occurs in about 5-10% of births. ...
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Pediatricians ... labor, the fetus sometimes passes the meconium stool into the amniotic fluid. ... Some babies with meconium aspiration need a mechanical ...
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Detailed information on meconium aspiration, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention ... When the thick meconium mixes into the ...
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Before or during labor, the fetus sometimes passes the meconium stool into the amniotic fluid. ... Some babies with meconium aspiration need a mechanical ...
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