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The Neonatal Crossword Round
This round, created by @PaedsMichka, tests your neonatal knowledge and calls upon your crossword cracking prowess. Once you’ve busted this one, you will find a word hidden in the yellow boxes. Unscramble the letters and type it in the answer box below. Then press ‘Submit’ to see the answers.
Download a printable copy of the crossword here.
- A congenital infection presenting with a maculopapular rash that can desquamate and have characteristic x-ray long bone changes.
- Prolonged and can be split.
- 13, 18, 21
- A 20-day old baby presents with worsening respiratory distress since birth. Which investigation will differentiate between a diaphragmatic hernia and phrenic nerve palsy.
- This test is positive when a posterior dislocation of the hip is reducible with this manoeuvre.
- An acronym used to explain an event in an infant which could be due to a totally benign or alternatively very serious condition.
- Babies become alkalotic when this becomes obstructed.
- Monitored for in high -risk babies but no one can agree on a universal definition.
- Can be in or out. Has 3 vessels.
- A congenital cause of short gut.
- “Sophie is ………… and her murmur has disappeared. I think she’s having a hypercyanotic spell.”
- Passage of this is delayed in Hirschprung’s.
- A blood test that should always be sent when a baby is lethargic (and in fact when any child has a decreased conscious level of unknown cause but is often forgotten).
- Get this out of the cupboard when a baby comes in blue or shocked.