Two newborns of heroin-addicted mothers suffering neonatal withdrawal syndrome


KALE-CEKINMEZ E. , MUTLU B., Yapicioglu H. , Ozlu F., ASKER H., MERT K., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.54, no.4, pp.421-424, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-424

Abstract

Neonatal withdrawal syndrome is characterized by non-specific signs and symptoms that occur in infants following in-utero drug exposure. The incidence of neonatal withdrawal syndrome is 16-90% in infants of mothers abusing heroin. Clinical signs of withdrawal syndrome usually occur within the first 48-72 hours after birth. Central nervous system and gastrointestinal system symptoms are the main symptoms.