neonatal sepsis

neonatal sepsis

Sepsis of newborn, septicemia of newborn Pediatrics A severe systemic infection of the newborn caused primarily by group B streptococcus, a bacterium found in the GI and GU tracts, which causes ±3/4 of neonatal sepsis Risk factors Mom with group B strep infection with transplacental dissemination or by direct innoculation as the baby slides through the birth canal, PROM, prematurity, immune defects, some congenital defects
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Key words: Neonatal sepsis, blood culture, PCR, CRP.
The Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) is being conducted in Kyrgyzstan at the initiative of the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health reported.
Therefore, an empirical antibiotic therapy should be started immediately after taking the blood culture in infants in who neonatal sepsis is suspected.
reported in his study that major causes of admission to NICU were neonatal sepsis (28.8%), RDS (23.85%), neonatal jaundice (7.02%), and MAS (5.47%).
Epidemiological characterization of patients with Neonatal Sepsis in a Hospital of Cali City (Colombia), 2014
The main objective of study is to determine the frequency of ESBLs and Amp C beta lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia isolated from neonatal sepsis in a tertiary care hospital Lahore.
Neonatal sepsis, mostly due to coagulase-negative staphylococci, occurs frequently in neonatal intensive care units, especially in very low birthweight preterm infants (2).
Neonatal sepsis presents a significant health issue and is often associated with a high mortality rate [1].
A variety of biological indicators, such as serum C-reactive protein (CRP), and numeration of leukocyte (WBC) have been used in the laboratory to diagnose neonatal sepsis. Pediatric critical illness scoring system is often used to assess the severity and prognosis of sepsis, but there are still limitations [5].
The primary outcome was probable or confirmed neonatal sepsis. Secondary infant outcomes included a composite neonatal morbidity and mortality indicator (sepsis, mechanical ventilation [greater than or equal to]24 hours, still birth, or neonatal death), respiratory distress syndrome, any mechanical ventilation, birth weight, and duration of stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or special care nursery.
A global report on causes of neonatal sepsis in developing countries cited Serratia species as the fifth most common cause, accounting for 0.5% and 0.3% of early and late neonatal sepsis, respectively.

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