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I have newborn niece and she has travelled a lot in past few days, She has got infected by viral disease. She also has High heart beat and high fever. She is having problem with normal oxygen also. Please help..

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

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Hello Sir,

I have a 20 days old niece and she has been taken from Different location during some family emergency of my sister. They have traveled long days by train to reach here but unfortunately my niece got infected by viral disease. 

First time she had fever of temp 102 to 104 . Immediately she was admitted to army hospital in india. Doctor checked and suggested my sister and brother in law that they have done a bad decision to take her during that much of age. She has been kept in ICU with oxygen.  

The reason I have asked you this is to know what might be the problem with this symptoms-
1. She had high fever of 102 to 103
2. Heart beat should be 130 for normal baby but doctor found 100 more beats.
3. She is getting difficulty with normal oxygen. 
4. After proper medicine, fever controlled and came down to normal but right leg has 
swollen . 
5. Doctor advised my brother in law to get an ECO test for her.

Please advice or suggest what are the symptoms exactly?

Category: Pediatrics


The newborn infant catches infections easily. However, the symptoms you describe could also be due to a congenital heart problem which has manifested recently. 

Congenital heart defect (CHD), also known as a congenital heart anomaly or congenital heart disease, is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth. Signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of problem. Symptoms can vary from none to life-threatening. When present they may include rapid breathing, bluish skin, poor weight gain, and feeling tired. It does not cause chest pain.

The cause of a congenital heart defect is often unknown.Certain cases may be due to infections during pregnancy such as rubella, use of certain medications or drugs such as alcohol or tobacco, parents being closely related, or poor nutritional status or obesity in the mother. Having a parent with a congenital heart defect is also a risk factor.

You should get the 2D Echocardiography (echo test) and consult with all other reports as well. Based on the temperature and age of child it is difficult to pinpoint a problem because there can be many possible diagnoses. Good tests can tell the problem and then 
treatment can be advised if required once exact parameters are given.

Dr. Prabhat is an experienced Pediatrician who has worked with many renowned hospitals such as Apollo, Fortis, etc.

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