Delivery and management of a preterm infant in the burn unit: a multidisciplinary approach
Burns during pregnancy can have profound effects on both the mother and her fetus. While the mother can suffer cardiovascular collapse, infection, hemorrhage and inhalation injury with respiratory failure, the fetus is affected through the placenta by all of these changes as well as by the transfer of drugs administered to the mother. We report a case of severely burned female patient at 29 weeks gestation, who, due to deteriorating maternal condition, was delivered and managed at 32 weeks gestation by a multidisciplinary team. To the best of our knowledge this is the first reported case of a preterm infant delivered in a burn unit.
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School of Medicine; Northwell Health