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Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar 20. pii: S0735-6757(19)30178-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.03.028. [Epub ahead of print]

Is my baby normal? A review of seemingly worrisome but normal newborn signs, symptoms and behaviors.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Electronic address: zachary.drapkin@hsc.utah.edu.
2
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
3
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Abstract

Infant patients are a unique challenge to emergency department (ED) physicians as the spectrum of normal infant signs, symptoms and behaviors are often difficult to differentiate from abnormal and potentially life-threatening conditions. In this article, we address some common chief complaints of neonates and young infants presenting to the ED, and contrast reassuring neonatal and young infant signs and symptoms against those that need further workup and intervention.

KEYWORDS:

Infant; Infant behavior; Neonate; Newborn

PMID:
30952605
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2019.03.028

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