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  1. Neonatal sepsis is a type of neonatal infection and specifically refers to the presence in a newborn baby of a bacterial blood stream infection (BSI) (such as meningitis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, or gastroenteritis) in the setting of fever. Older textbooks may refer to neonatal sepsis as "sepsis neonatorum".

  2. Oct 01, 2020 · Neonatal sepsis, or illness caused by systemic bacterial infection, is a major cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality. The 2015 Global Burden of Disease study identified neonatal sepsis as the third most common cause of newborn …

  3. Procalcitonin is being investigated as an acute-phase reactant marker for neonatal sepsis. Although procalcitonin appears more sensitive than C-reactive protein, it is less specific (1 Diagnosis references Neonatal sepsis is invasive infection, usually bacterial, occurring during the neonatal period. Signs are multiple, nonspecific, and include ...

  4. Probability of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Based on Maternal Risk Factors and the Infant's Clinical Presentation. The tool below is intended for the use of clinicians trained and experienced in the care of newborn infants. Using this tool, the risk of early-onset sepsis can be calculated in an infant born > 34 weeks gestation. The interactive ...

  5. Jun 12, 2020 · The incidence of late-onset neonatal sepsis is reported to vary between 0.61% and 14.2% in hospitalized newborn babies. When classified by birth weight, the rate of early-onset neonatal sepsis in 1000 live births was reported to be 0.57 in babies over 2500 grams, and 10.96 in babies with a birth weight of between 401-1500 grams.

  6. Feb 07, 2017 · The presentation of neonatal sepsis varies markedly from its presentation in adults, and there is no clear consensus definition of neonatal sepsis. Previous work has demonstrated that when neonates become septic, death can occur rapidly over a matter of hours or days and is generally associated with inflammation, organ injury, and respiratory ...

  7. Sep 27, 2022 · The incidence of neonatal sepsis is an estimated 1.8 times higher in middle-income countries and 3.5-fold higher in low-income countries, compared with wealthier nations.

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