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what are the main ascending infection pathogens?

e. coli, GBS, HSV-2,


what inflammations are associated with ascending infection?

chorioamnionitis, funisitis (umbilical cord), placentitis, villitis


what is villitis?

lymphocytic infiltrate of the chorionic villi, associated with recurrent miscarriage and fetal growth restriction


what are the main agents responsible for early onset neonatal sepsis?

GBS, e. coli (Gn), klebsiella (Gn)


what are the main agents responsible for late onset neonatal sepsis?

staph, h. influenzae, listeria, chlamydia, mycoplasma, candida


what are the complications of early onset neonatal sepsis?

meningitis, pneumonia


what are the most important risk factors for early onset neonatal sepsis?

previous infant with GBS disease, GBS bacteruria during pregnancy, delivery before 37 weeks


what is the most common cause of neonatal respiratory disease?

hyaline membrane disease


what are the risk factors for hyaline membrane disease?

prematurity, diabetic mothers, c-section, male


what is the cause of hyaline membrane disease?

deficiency of alveolar surfactant


what is the cause of hyaline membranes in hyaline membrane disease?

1. lack of surfactant results in atelectasis followed by hypoxemia and increased CO2 2. pulmonary artery vasoconstriction and right to left shunting ensues 3. acidosis, pulmonary vasoconstriction, hypoperfusion 4. ischemia damages alveolar and endothelial cells - leakage of plasma proteins into alveolar space causes hyaline membranes (fibrin)


what is the diagnosis for hyaline membrane disease?

lecithin / sphingomyelin ratio >2, phosphoglycerol present


what is the histologic presentation of hyaline membrane disease?

alternating atelectatic alveoli and alveolar ducts that are dilated and lined by eosinophilic fibrin-rich thick hyaline


when does chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) occur?

in premature newborns (


what are the clinical findings of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia)?

hyperplasia and squamous metaplasia of bronchial epithelium, sponge-like on radiology, cobblestoning gross appearance, thick interstitial fibrosis


what attributes to the alveolar hypoplasia seen in chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia)?

oxygen and inflammatory cytokines blocking alveolar septation at saccular stage level


what is the cause of necrotizing enterocolitis?

hypoxemia (intestinal ischemia, general hypoperfusion), intestinal bacterial colonization, and oral feeding (intraluminal substrate)


definitions: hydrops fetalis, cystic hygroma

1. hydrops fetalis - generalized edema of the fetus 2. cystic hygroma - localized edema accumulation in soft tissues of the neck


what is the cause of immune hydrops?

blood group incompatibility


what is the cause of non-immune hydrops?

infections, chromosomal anomalies, twin pregnancy, cardiovascular defects


what is the pathogenesis of fetal hydrops?

1. anemia, heart and liver failure 2. edema results from increased venous capillary pressure and decreased oncotic pressure


how can immune hydrops be differentiated from non-immune hydrops?

1. in immune hydrops, ascites and pericardial effusion are early signs; pleural effusion comes later 2. in non-immune hydrops, pleural effusion is a common finding in combination with usually present fluid collections in other body compartments


which antibodies pass transplacentally from mother to fetus during hydrops fetalis?

anti-Rh D IgG


what are the most common vascular tumors of infancy?



what are cavernous hemangiomas?

components of VHL disease - can be in cerebellum, brain stem, pancreas, liver


what is the histologic appearance of capillary hemangioma?

thin walled capillaries with scant stroma


what is the histologic appearance of cavernous hemangioma?

large, cavernous blood filled vascular spaces separated by CT stroma