Life-threatening infection of the newborn, rarely occurring as late as 3 mo of age
Rarely viral or fungal infection
Organisms usually present in the m...
“Not acting normal”
Irritable or lethargic
Altered mental status: Irritable or lethargic
Apnea or bradycardia
Ventilatory support if obtunded, apneic, or respiratory distress
Implement empiric treatment for neonatal sepsis if pr...
All patients with suspected sepsis are admitted to the hospital for supportive care, IV antibiotic therapy, and close monitoring.
All children <1 mo with a fev...
American Academy of Pediatrics. Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 29th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2012.
Edwards MS. Po...
038.0 Streptococcal septicemia
038.42 Septicemia due to escherichia coli [E. coli]
771.81 Septicemia [sepsis] of newborn
771.2 Other congenital infections specific to the perinatal period
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