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Term: Fragile Infant

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-11-18


A live-born infant with an extremely low birth weight (less than 500 grams) or an extremely short gestational age (less than 20 or 22 weeks). Survival rates of these infants may be unstable compared to other live-born infants.

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