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Is my baby normal? A review of seemingly worrisome but normal newborn signs, symptoms and behaviors

Published:March 20, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.03.028

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      Infant patients are a unique challenge to emergency department (ED) physicians as the spectrum of normal infant signs, symptoms and behaviors are often difficult to differentiate from abnormal and potentially life-threatening conditions. In this article, we address some common chief complaints of neonates and young infants presenting to the ED, and contrast reassuring neonatal and young infant signs and symptoms against those that need further workup and intervention.

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