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Neonatal Tetanus: A Continuing Challenge.
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PMID:  22227975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The authors retrospectively analyzed the case records of all the newborns admitted with the diagnosis of neonatal tetanus (NT) over a period of 36 mo. A total of 27 cases of neonatal tetanus were admitted over a period of 36 mo. Out of these 27 neonates, 17 died and thus the overall mortality was 63%. The mean age of onset of symptoms in those who survived was 8.1 ± 2.02 d whereas in those who died was 5.7 ± 1.39 d, which was statistically significant (p = 0.001). The babies with age of onset <7 d were almost 5 times more likely to die than those manifesting at 7 d or later. Thus, NT is still contributing to neonatal deaths especially in the backward areas of the country and onset of symptoms within a wk of birth is a very high risk factor for mortality.
Authors:
Ruchi Rai; D K Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, M. L. N. Medical College, Allahabad, U.P., India, drruchi.rai@indiatimes.com.
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