Meconium is the first feces that a newborn pass after birth. Meconium aspiration syndrome is the condition when an infant around the time of delivery accidentally breathes a mixture of amniotic fluid and meconium into the lungs. This is a life-threatening condition causing deaths in around 5 % of newborns.
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Query: Hi doctor, My daughter born 7 days back is suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). I would like to know, how we measure her growth of lung capacity. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In newborns measurement of lung capacity is not as useful as in adults. Important clinical signs of respiratory effort, respiratory rate and the x-rays that had showed the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and also the general condition of baby. These are the importan... Read Full »