Stages Reasons for Death Occurence
Intrapertum Birth asphyxia No active resuscitation due to parent’s will
Early Neonatal Respiratory instability due to immaturity Cardiovascular failure due to acute adrenal insufficiency and myocardial immaturity Intraventricular hemorrhage
Late Neonatal Sepsis (especially Candida & nosocomial, opportunistic infection) Necrotizing enterocolitise
Post-Neonatal Chronic lung disease, Sudden infant death syndrome, Abused child
Table 6: Causes of death of infants at 22-23 weeks of gestation.