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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:
Current as of:
March 22, 2013
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
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