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Neonatal septicaemia among inborn and outborn babies in a referral hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1800336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal sepsis was studied among one hundred neonates (50 hospital born and 50 outborn babies) over one year period. The incidence of neonatal septicaemia was 15.5 per 1000 live births in the hospital. Among outborn babies it accounted for 6.1% of total pediatric admissions and 43.7% of sick neonates referred from outside. Low birth weight and prematurity were important predisposing factors in both the groups. Blood culture was positive among 32% of outborn and 34% of inborn babies. Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Klebsiella and Acinetobacter were the common causative organisms. All isolated organisms were sensitive to Gentamicin whereas 75% of them were resistant to Ampicillin. Mortality among outborn neonates (32%) was much higher in comparison to (10%) hospital born babies. Early identification of high risk antenatal cases and neonates and appropriate referral can bring down mortality and morbidity from neonatal sepsis.
G P Mondal; M Raghavan; B V Bhat; S Srinivasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1991 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-23     Completed Date:  1992-04-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry.
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MeSH Terms
India / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / mortality
Referral and Consultation
Sepsis / mortality*
Staphylococcal Infections / mortality

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