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Birth trauma

Also known as Birth Injury

Birth trauma may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with birth trauma, 46% report having arm stiffness or tightness, 46% report having seizures, and 30% report having lack of growth. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of birth trauma are arm stiffness or tightness, lack of growth, difficulty speaking, pus in sputum, emotional symptoms, itching of scrotum, muscle swelling, elbow cramps or spasms, and low back weakness, although you may still have birth trauma without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with birth trauma often receive physical therapy exercises, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other physical therapy and rehabilitation, referral to home health care service, occupational therapy assessment, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment and corneal transplant .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with birth trauma include zidovudine, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, nystatin topical product, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar), malathion topical, gemtuzumab (mylotarg), gadoteridol (prohance), carbinoxamine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine, devil's claw preparation and isocarboxazid (marplan) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for birth trauma include race/ethnicity = other age < 1 years. On the other hand, age 60-74 years, age 5-14 years, age 15-29 years, and age 45-59 years almost never get birth trauma.

Age

< 1 years
26.1x
1-4 years
1.3x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.7x
Other
3.7x
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