Preterm with bloody stools at 9 days of life

Contributed by: Dr. Clement Yong - National University Hospital, Singapore

Preterm delivered at 36+5 weeks with severe symmetrical IUGR – birth weight of 1.9 kg (<3rd centile). He was delivered via NVD with good Apgar score of 9-9. He was on gradual escalation of formula feeds with full feeds achieved on day 7 of life. On day 9 of life, while in Nursery, he developed acute respiratory distress with poor perfusion with an episode of bloody stools.

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