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Neonatal pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8883173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Respiratory infections in young infants are common and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of pneumonia in the neonate varies widely because of several modes of acquisition of infecting agents. Infants may develop pneumonia in utero as a part of a congenital infection; however, more often, infants are exposed to potential pathogens in the perinatal and postnatal periods. The management of neonates with pneumonia should include diagnostic evaluation and empiric therapy directed at the organisms commonly found in the maternal genital tract, and respiratory pathogens found in the community. For premature or critically ill term infants in neonatal intensive care units, one must consider the multitude of nosocomial pathogens that colonize and cause invasive disease in these immunocompromised hosts.
J R Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in respiratory infections     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0882-0546     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Respir Infect     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-30     Completed Date:  1997-01-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700961     Medline TA:  Semin Respir Infect     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Clinical Trials as Topic
Infant, Newborn
Pneumonia* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology,  physiopathology
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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