• A slightly premature newborn with an unusual-appearing arm

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    A 36-week gestation male newborn is delivered by emergency cesarean section because of decreased fetal movements. Pregnancy was also complicated by the mother having a positive group B streptococcal screen and taking Zoloft for depression.

    The mother, who is healthy with one other child, was given a dose of IV penicillin, but there was no time for a second dose, as recommended by protocol. Therefore, a blood culture was obtained on the baby, and empiric treatment was begun with ampicillin plus gentamicin. There were no other prenatal complications. The baby was
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