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Neonatal Illness

A full-term infant has spent between 37 to 42 weeks in the uterus. An infant who is born before 37 weeks is considered premature, while an infant born later than 42 weeks is considered postmature. Different problems are anticipated in premature , postmature , or full term neonates.

Infant, Newborn, Diseases : Diseases of newborn infants present at birth (congenital) or developing within the first month of birth. It does not include hereditary diseases not manifesting at birth or within the first 30 days of life nor does it include inborn errors of metabolism. Both HEREDITARY DISEASES and METABOLISM, INBORN ERRORS are available as general concepts. [1]

[1] MeSH 2001 © National Library of Medicine


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