Webinar #19 | A Newborn with Blue Lips

Webinar #19 | A Newborn with Blue Lips

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Webinar #19:
“A Newborn with Blue Lips”
Dr. Maria Consuelo Lopez-Apeles
Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Philippine General Hospital
August 28, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

Discussant: Dr. Antonio Catangui
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Philippine General Hospital

Reactor: Dr. Anna Ong Lim
Section Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
President, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines

This is a case of a newborn with a serious congenital problem that was unnoticed at birth in a lying-in facility — but caused severe respiratory distress at home, manifesting as bluish-purple lips and gasping for breath. The infant was rushed to the hospital where quick decisions needed to be made to save the life of the child in the midst of questions about COVID-19.

COVID-19 has disrupted routine services, particularly for pregnant women and their newborns. Over the past six months, routine prenatal care has been difficult to access due to limited movement under the community quarantine, lack of funds for transportation, and inability of health facilities to cater to non-COVID cases.

Congenital anomalies are the third leading cause of death in the period of infancy.
Under normal circumstances, congenital problems of the unborn child might be easily detected and even addressed at birth. But in the face of the pandemic, very obvious problems may go unnoticed and may result in infant death.

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