Bacteriological profile of neonatal sepsis in atertiary care hospital
Corresponding Author(s) : Lathika. S
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 2021 No. 9 (4): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue - 4
Neonatal sepsis is still one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality , in spite of recent advances in health care units1,7.The estimated global burden for neonatal sepsis was 2,202 per 100,000 live births, with mortality between 11% and 19%. More than 40% of under-five deaths occur in the neonatal period, resulting in 3.1 million newborn deaths each year2,9.Neonatal sepsis is described as a clinical syndrome characterized by signs and symptoms of infection with or without accompanying bacteremia in the first month of life3,4..Timely diagnosis of sepsis in newborn, especially in those with risk factors is important in controlling the mortality and morbidity. The knowledge of bacterial spectrum and the antibiogram of the pathogens will help in adapting appropriate control measures and antibiotic policy 5.
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