Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Establishing a neonatal telemedicine service in Liverpool

Fauzia Paize
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
fauzia.paize@lwh.nhs.uk

Simon Minford
Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Innovation Consultant, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Joanne Minford
Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Christopher Dewhurst
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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Keywords
Nocardia; pneumonia; immune deficiency; thrombocytopenia; chronic granulomatous disease
Key points
  1. N. farcinicais an infrequent but clinically aggressive infection usually associated with immunocompromised patients.
  2. Extreme prematurity may be a contributing factor for acquiring nocardial infection.

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