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Why do some babies experience bacterial infections since birth?



This question is part of NBME 13 Section 3 (qst 1-50)
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy
M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Aug 27, 2018

A lot of the infections in newborn babies are usually because of bacteria. This is because the mother’s birth canal contains bacteria. If the baby is going to pass through the birth canal, there is a possibility that the baby will acquire some of the bacteria there.

The baby can acquire the bacteria by smelling or ingesting the liquid found in the birth canal. There are times when the baby ingests so much that the bacteria already enters through the bloodstream. Even after birth, the baby is still prone to bacterial infections. You need to make sure that you are clean before handling your baby to prevent possible conditions and diseases from occurring.

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Aug 08, 2017

Defect in phagolysosome function
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