Not So Rare: Errors of Metabolism During the Neonatal Period

Sandra A. Banta-Wright, MN, RNC, NNP; Robert D. Steiner, MD


NAINR. 2003;3(4) 

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Clinical Presentation of EM in the Neonate

As previously discussed, the clinical manifestations of EM are similar to the presentation of several other newborn disorders. Newborns have only a few ways to respond to an acute insult, such as an EM.[5,6] These responses include signs and symptoms of respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and neurological distress. These symptoms are summarized in Table 2 .


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