Clinical profile and course of disease in babies with complications of meconium stained amniotic fluid

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 4, Issue 2


Background: Passage of meconium considered physiological exhibiting sign of foetal maturity on one hand and a sign of foetal distress a response to hypoxic insult on the other hand. Meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) occurs in approximately 8 to 25% of all deliveries, primarily in situations of advanced foetal maturity or foetal stress. Aim and Objectives: To study clinical profile and course of disease in babies with complications of meconium stained amniotic fluid Material and methods: It’s a prospective observational study. The study population included all the babies born with MSAF in the tertiary care centre during study period of 2 years from Nov 2014 to Oct 2016.The babies meeting the criteria for admission are admitted in NICU and managed as per the protocols. Results: Incidence of deliveries with meconium stained amnioticfluid was 4.24%.Postdatism is the most common risk factor for MSAF accounting for 51.48%. Most common complication in babies born with MSAF was meconium aspiration syndrome (62.5%) followed by PPHN(42.04%). The incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome in babies with MSAF found to be 8.1% while, mortality due to MAS syndrome comes out to be 20%. Summary and conclusions: Incidence of MSAF varies with place to place in accordance with study population and availability of antenatal care facilities. Meconium aspiration syndrome is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among newborns in the developing world.

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Supriya Shankar Gotey, Kalavati Jaju


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Supriya Shankar Gotey, Kalavati Jaju (2017). Clinical profile and course of disease in babies with complications of meconium stained amniotic fluid. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 4(2), 32-35.