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treatment in scelerema


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When the neonate presents with scelerema the prognosis is guarded.Do you treat with antibiotics, FFP ,IV gamma or with exchange transfusion?

We recently admitted 2 noenates with septic shock who presented with scelerema witin 36 hrs after birth.

Bactec c&s grew organism and hence antibiotics were started along with ionotroes. Both of them went downhill and while the were on ventilator, Double volume exchange was done. It helped both the babies.

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Erode. India

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In my oppinion, i prescribe antibiotics, prothrombin time and parcial tromboplastyn time correction, also Na and K deficiencys, albuminum transfusion depends off the plasma levels. Usually, i don't recommend ETT because those babies has a vascular and perfusion stroke, and i try to shared this paper...


Sclerema neonatorum: a review of nomenclature, clinical

presentation, histological features, differential diagnoses

and management.

Journal of Perinatology (2008) 28, 453–460

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Sclerema in a neonate is a frustating end results if we pick up early as it first appears on the cheek decends down with good appropriate iv antibiotics will improve where overwheming sepsis with sclerema may get some benificial effort fron ET again an risky invasive procedure.Are these babies are premies??

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