Neonatal Diseases


Neonatal Diseases

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 150%

Upto 8 questions, but a broad chapter.

If you haven’t read this, just redo MCQs and skip theory.

Too much of random content for a fresh reading.


Question Pattern

The questions can be a bit circuitous. You might be given a clinical scenario, expecting you to identify the condition, then ask about the treatment or investigation.

So, you may have to read the mentioned clinical condition and their clinical features, plus an overview of investigation & Management.

If you love pediatrics, enjoy this chapter, else remember that this does not have much of overlap in any other chapter ( except Brachial plexus injuries, may be).


Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy – Staging
  • Kernicterus – Clinical features
  • Newborn resucitation – Basics
  • Breastfeeding jaundice
  • Vitamin related to neonatal seizures
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Gastroschisis
  • Neonatal hypogylcemia – Overview
  • Neonatal sepsis – Overview
  • Phototherapy – Overview
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis – overview
  • Epinephrine in Newborn Resucitation
  • Chlamydia pneumonia in infancy
  • Pathological jaundice – Overview
  • Cepalhematoma – Characteristics
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Potter syndrome
  • Modified Bell’s Staging Criteria
  • Infant of diabetic mother – Overview
  • Neonatal seizures – Overview
  • Ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure
  • Drugs for Neonatal jaundice

Suggested Revision

Brush up the following areas, apart from the ones mentioned earlier

  • HIE – Overview
  • Primary & Secondary apnea
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Physiological jaundice – Overview
  • Hemolytic disease of the newborn – Overview

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