Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ena | 2012/04/30

Q.

Synagis

I have a preemie born on 30 weeks. She is 10months old now. She was in the NICU for 69days and was oxygen dependent. I would like more info about the use of Synagis? Especially if it is worth paying for, since our Medical Aid is not prepared to pay for it.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Synagis is a synthetic [man-made] antibody to the respiratory syncitial virus [RSV]. RSV causes severe lung disease in premature infants and in infants whose lungs are vulnerable to infection.It is very highly recommended for your baby daughter. She fits the profile exactly for babies who would benefit most from having Synagis.

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