FIRS: Neonatal considerations. Journal Article

Authors: Muraskas, J; Astrug, L; Amin, S
Article Title: FIRS: Neonatal considerations.
Abstract: Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome (FIRS) is the fetal counterpart of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) described in adults. When the fetus is directly exposed to inflammation of the fetal membranes or the placental-fetal circulation, and organs are adversely affected, the disorder is known as FIRS. This syndrome can significantly affect multiple organs with significant short and long term implications for the newborn. In cases of neonatal encephalopathy when no obvious etiology is identified, FIRS needs to be considered. Based on the significant incidence of chorioamnionitis and its potential effects on the newborn, any evidence of maternal, fetal, or neonatal infection should mandate further evaluation of the placenta and membrane histopathology.
Journal Title: Seminars In Fetal Neonatal Medicine
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2020