Baby Lab Results?

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at afternoon. My son Gemelli was born in UK 32w BBLSR. Only 1 of my children survived. My son has a history ofrn- anemia of prematurity.rn- Had a head ultrasound because there was bleeding, then the bleeding was gone.rn-ct scan suspected of hydrocephalus (eyes like sunset) but the results goodrn-ASD (now closed)rn-screening RoP thank God eyes are goodrn-screening oae the result is goodrn-screening BERA the result is up to 95dB no response to brainr n-screening ASSR not finished, child is awake. I was told to take control again, I haven’t had control yetrn-lastly I was told to check the CMV lab, the results of IgM anti-CMV 0.08, IgG anti-CMV 34 were told to check the lab again for antigenemia and the results were blood + while urine -rnDoes my child have to be hospitalized,? How about not? If I don’t do a CMV lab check he seems fine. The fall is slow but there is progress and it is still within tolerance limits. Currently, his chronological age is 15 months.

1 Answer:

Hi Indah, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Babies are generally born at 36 weeks gestation or more. Some literature mentions 37 weeks. Babies born before this age are called pre-mature. Because theoretically not mature enough to be born. Usually babies born prematurely have a lower average weight. Meanwhile, gemelli is a condition where two babies are conceived (twins). Depending on the condition in the womb, twins can be born both, die one, born by cesarean section or normal. And BBLSR stands for Very Low Birth Weight or babies born weighing less than 1500 grams. Babies born with this weight need more care because they get cold more easily and are more susceptible to certain medical conditions than those with a normal birth weight.

Babies who are exposed to CMV will also cause symptoms that vary depending on when the baby was infected. If infected during pregnancy or still in the womb, CMV has a risk of complications in the form of failure to develop hearing, vision, nerves and growth disorders. This is the basis for many checks on your baby. The baby may also become jaundiced, have a small head, have difficulty eating and have enlarged liver and lymph nodes. However, if infected with CMV after birth, the infection is less dangerous, although in some children it may cause inflammation of the liver, pneumonia, fever or skin rash.

Regarding hospitalization, the decision entirely belongs to the pediatrician who treats your child. Because he is the one who knows the current conditions and indications that require your child to be hospitalized or even not at all. If it's not a CMV infection, it could be another condition that your pediatrician has detected. You should also remember that if you still do not get clear information from your pediatrician, as a patient's parent you have the right to ask questions clearly and make any medical decisions. I hope you and your family are always healthy.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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