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Case Studies | Paediatrics | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
A Case Report on Recurrent Pneumothorax in a Premature Baby
Kannan R. | Suganya D. | Priya A.  | Arun Chander K.
Abstract: Premature birth is usually associated with a lot of complications. Here, pertaining to this case report, a preterm baby boy was born by normal vaginal delivery at gestation age of 24 weeks and 3 days with APGAR score of 5/10 at 1 minute and 7/10 at 5 minutes respectively. The baby was screened for all the issues which usually a preterm baby will hold at birth. On baby?s day 6th of life, diagnosis of right sided Pneumothorax was evident, things gone worsening thereafter, following which multiple co morbidities stroked the baby which led to difficulty in the treatment strategy. However, step wise approach was equipped by the team of neonatology intensive care unit in treating the conditions ensuring positive outcome from the same. In addition, extreme care was taken in dealing with this case, since the baby was extremely immune-compromised and the COVID-19 spread was on the peak by that time.
Keywords: Pneumothorax, newborn, risk factors, mechanical ventilation, neonatal intensive care, mortality
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1646 - 1648