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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Infectious agent:  N/A


Description of illness: Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome exhibited by infants shortly after birth.  The syndrome most commonly occurs after in-utero exposure to opioids like heroin, methadone or hydrocodone; however in-utero exposure to other substances has also been reported.