Congenital and neonatal pneumonia.

  title={Congenital and neonatal pneumonia.},
  author={Michael D. Nissen},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={8 3},
The greatest risk of death from pneumonia in childhood is in the neonatal period. It is estimated that pneumonia contributes to between 750000-1.2 million neonatal deaths annually, accounting for 10% of global child mortality. Congenital and neonatal pneumonias are often a difficult disease to identify and treat, with clinical manifestations often being non-specific. Many of the normal lung defences are compromised in the fetus and neonate, leading to an increased susceptibility to infection… CONTINUE READING

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