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Neonatal sepsis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22420241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal sepsis is the most common cause of neonatal deaths with high mortality despite treatment. Neonatal sepsis can be classified into two subtypes depending upon onset of symptoms. There are many factors that make neonates more susceptable to infection. Signs of sepsis in neonates are often non-specific and high degree of suspicion is needed for early diagnosis. Some laboratory parameters can be helpful for screening of neonates with neonatal sepsis, but none of it is specific and sensitive enough to be used singly. Diagnostic approach mostly focuses on history and review of non specific signs and symptoms. Antibiotic treatment is the mainstay of treatment and supportive care is equally important. The aim of this review is to give an overview of neonatal sepsis, including incidence, etiology, clinical picture, diagnostics and therapy.
Iva Mihatov Stefanovic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochemia medica     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1330-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem Med (Zagreb)     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-16     Completed Date:  2012-04-09     Revised Date:  2013-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610305     Medline TA:  Biochem Med (Zagreb)     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Sestre Milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Communicable Disease Control / methods
Disease Susceptibility
Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy
Infection / complications,  congenital,  therapy
Risk Factors
Sepsis / congenital*,  diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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