A Severe Asphyxiated Newborn: A Case Report

Author(s): Atiye Fedakar, Zakir Sakcı

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Abstract: Perinatal asphyxia is still a major cause of mortality and morbidity despite significant improvements in neonatal intensive care. The incidence of perinatal asphyxia is 6/1000 in term infants, and it is the third leading cause of death after prematurity and sepsis. Perinatal asphyxia is an important cause of permanent damage to the central nervous system which may result in cerebral palsy and developmental disability later on. It can also affect renal, gastrointestinal, and hepatic systems and may cause severe non-reversible sequelae. Therefore, management of asphyxic newborns, appropriate resuscitation, and planning of follow-up and treatment by an experienced team are helpful to reduce mortality and morbidity. Herein, we report a severe asphyxiated newborn in the light of literature review.