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Characteristic features of neonatal sepsis due to Haemophilus influenzae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3538317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The number of cases of neonatal Haemophilus influenzae sepsis reported in the literature has increased. The predominant serotypes (80%) involved in neonates appear to be non-type b whereas in older infants type b is responsible for the great majority of cases. It appears that most cases of neonatal H. influenzae sepsis begin before or at the time of delivery, as the disease is strongly associated with early postnatal onset (83%), prematurity (83%), and a variety of maternal complications (44%). The mortality rate is 55.5% overall but 90% among babies born at less than or equal to 30 weeks of gestation.
C A Friesen; C T Cho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews of infectious diseases     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0162-0886     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1986 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-31     Completed Date:  1986-12-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905878     Medline TA:  Rev Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / complications
Genital Diseases, Female / complications
Haemophilus Infections / congenital,  etiology*
Haemophilus influenzae / classification
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Sepsis / congenital,  etiology*
Urinary Tract Infections / complications

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