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My daughter gave birth to twin boys at 33 weeks pregnant.

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My daughter gave birth to twin boys at 33 weeks pregnant. Twin A weighed 1.84 and Twin B weighed in at 1.8. On day four in the NICU, Twin A was diagnosed with the Klebsiella virus. He was very ill and put into isolation for 3 weeks. He had a blood transfusion and 3 platelet transfusions. He needed a central line because they couldn't find any veins. For 14 dayshe was given no milk. After two weeks the doctor started increasing his milk gradually and he is now in high care on all sucks. He is still very pale but he is doing well. His twin has been home for allmost two weeks already. What I want to know is whether he could get klepsiella again. Does the virus stay in your system and will there be lasting effects from this superbug. My daughter is breast feeding him. Thank you so much. Liz Wilson.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

if twin A is doing better and eating and peeing and pooping and not having fevers, then he shouldn't have teh klebsiella virus

mom's breast milk also has antibodies which can help fight infection

his body will also produce antibodies to the virus to help him fight off future klebsiella infections

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