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Hypothermia

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  • #x203A; In pediatrics, most cases of hypothermia occur neonatally, particularly in the immediate period after birth

  • › At birth, the delivery room should be warm. The baby is dried and placed in direct skin-to-skin contact with the mother to prevent hypothermia and facilitate breast feeding

  • › Hypothermia in a child who was previously normo-thermic is suggestive of an underlying infection

  • › Antibiotics should be given to all children with unexplained hypothermia prior to laboratory proof of infection except those with mild early-onset hypothermia

  • › In older children, drowning is one of the leading causes of death. Determining accurately the body temperature (rectal or tympanic site) has important clinical implications

  • › Hypothermia has potential therapeutic use as neuroprotective agent in newborn infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

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Brown Adipose Tissue White Adipose Tissue Newborn Infant Therapeutic Hypothermia Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy 
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