Editor’s comment

The maiden edition of the NJPNC is finally published. It was expectedly difficult getting to this stage and the toil is not over yet. We however believe we would be able to navigate the terrain and forge on with further uninterrupted publications counting on the support of our colleagues and by the grace of God. We realize the desire of everyone to be read in established, long standing, high impact, PUBMED listed journals but we would need to grow and develop our perinatal/neonatal

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Macrosomic Babies: An Audit of Five Years Admission Records at a Tertiary Health Centre in North-Eastern Nigeria

Introduction: Macrosomia is defined as birth weight of ≥4000 grams according to world health organization (WHO). The prevalence of macrosomia varies worldwide as it is said to be high in the developed countries of Europe and America and lower in Asia and African countries such


Determinants of Survival till Discharge among Admitted Very Low Birth Weight Neonates in Zaria Nigeria


In comparison to babies with normal birth weight (BW), babies weighing < 2500 g at birth have increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Very low birth weight babies (BW= 1000 – 1499g) are at higher risk of intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), sepsis,


Birthweight Discordant Twins – A Case Report of a Distinct Clinical Entity

Globally, twin births have doubled in the past 25 years and currently, 3% of the world’s newborns are twins. Twins with birth weight difference of 15- 40 % calculated from the weight of the larger twin are said to be discordant in weight.  Documentation of it and its attendant morbidit


Macrosomic Infant of a Diabetic Mother with Hydrometrocolpos Presenting as Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Infants of diabetic mothers (IDM) are at increased risk of congenital malformations due to the teratogenic effect of maternal hyperglycaemia.  Hydrometrocolpos, a developmental cystic dilatation of the uterus and vagina arising from the accumulation of cervical secretions and concomitant gen


Congenital Toxoplasmosis: An Incidental Finding

Congenital toxoplasmosis occurs through trans-placental transmission and features may not be apparent until later in life. If untreated, it can lead to significant disabilities such as mental retardation, blindness, deafness, epilepsy and death.

We report a case of congenital toxoplasmosi

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Dr. Kemi Tongo

Vice President

Ven. Dr. Kenechukwu Iloh

Secretary, MBBS FMC Paed, FWACP, Dip(Theo)

Dr Audu Lamidi Isah

Editor-in-Chief, FMC Paed