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  1. Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by the body's response to an infection. In newborns, sepsis can cause swelling throughout the body and possible organ failure. Diagnosis and treatment methods are discussed.

  2. Newborn sepsis is a severe infection in an infant younger than 28 days old. A newborn may become infected before, during, or after birth. Newborn sepsis can be hard to diagnose. Early diagnosis and treatment are the best ways to stop sepsis. Antibiotic medicine is started as soon as possible.

  3. Sep 30, 2020 · Sepsis is a potentially life threatening condition in which the immune system overreacts to an infection. This overreaction causes damage to the body’s organs and other tissues.

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  5. Sepsis caused by GBS was the leading cause of early-onset sepsis until about a decade ago when screening of all expectant mothers for GBS became a routine part of prenatal care. If screening reveals GBS or if the mother previously gave birth to a newborn who had a GBS infection, the mother is given antibiotics when she goes into labor.

  6. Neonatal sepsis is caused by an infection of the blood of infants younger than 90 days. When this condition is recognized, it is treated aggressively with antibiotics or other medications appropriate to attack different types of infections. Identifying the primary infection may be helpful and some people require surgery to drain pus.

  7. Newborn sepsis is most often caused by bacteria. But other germs can also cause it. A baby may become infected before birth if your amniotic fluid is infected. During delivery, the newborn may be exposed to germs in the birth canal. Once born, a baby may be exposed to germs in the hospital or at home.

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