Sepsis affected about 49 million people in 2017, with 11 million deaths (1 in 5 deaths worldwide). In the developed world, approximately 0.2 to 3 people per 1000 are affected by sepsis yearly, resulting in about a million cases per year in the United States. Rates of disease have been increasing.
A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit (ICU) specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonatal refers to the first 28 days of life. Neonatal care, as known as specialized nurseries or intensive care, has been around since the 1960s.
La sepsis neonatal es una infección invasiva, por lo general bacteriana, que se produce durante el período neonatal.Los signos, que son múltiples e inespecíficos, incluyen disminución de la actividad espontánea, succión menos vigorosa, apnea, bradicardia, inestabilidad térmica, dificultad respiratoria, vómitos, diarrea, distensión abdominal, temblores, convulsiones e ictericia.