Blue Baby Syndrome

Blue Baby Syndrome

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Blue baby syndrome (or simply, blue baby) is a layman's term used to describe newborns with cyanotic conditions, such as . Cyanotic heart defects: Tetralogy of Fallot, Dextro-Transposition of the great arteries, Complete Atrio-Ventricular Septal Defect: Tricuspid atresia, Respiratory distress syndrome.Blue baby syndrome can also be caused by Methemoglobinemia. It is believed to be caused by high nitrate contamination in ground water resulting in decreased oxygen carrying capacity of hemoglobin in babies leading to death. The groundwater is thought to be contaminated by leaching of nitrate generated from fertilizer used in agricultural lands and waste dumps. It may also be related to some pesticides (DDT, PCBs etc), which cause ecotoxicological problems in the food chains of living organisms, increasing BOD, which kills aquatic animals.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136732262
  • 9786136732268