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With each additional week of prematurity, a newborn is at greater
risk for having medical complications. Infants who have reached their 32nd week
of development before birth (32 weeks' gestational age) are considered less
vulnerable to complications than those who are born earlier. The most common
complications of prematurity result from immature organs and an immature immune
system and include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
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