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Not only premature babies should have access to RS virus immunotherapy. Doctors are calling for the extension of the program

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Oct. 6, 2022 11:04

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- Each infection is a deterioration of the child's general health, and this can affect the overall prognosis - said Maria Miszczak-Knecht, MD, a national consultant in the field of pediatric cardiology, at the Coalition for Premature Infant Foundation's conference on protecting children against RS virus. The pathogen attacking the lower respiratory tract is especially dangerous for premature babies, as well as those with congenital heart defects, neuromuscular disorders or cystic fibrosis.

According to experts in the field of neonatology, pediatric cardiology and pediatric neurology, each child at risk should be protected against RS virus during the season of increased morbidity, i.e. from October to April. All children under two years of age have contact with the pathogen and it is responsible for 70% of infections during the first year of life. In children at risk, infection may put them at risk of stalling normal development, and in children waiting for cardiac surgery, even in immediate life-threatening conditions.

- At birth, premature babies are 10 times more likely to...

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