Bacterial infection in the fetus and newborn.

  title={Bacterial infection in the fetus and newborn.},
  author={PamelaA. Davies},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={46 245},
The significance of potentially harmful influences on the fetus and newborn may be judged in two ways. A direct effect on perinatal mortality is the more easily measured; while subtle damage at a period of very rapid growth may have lasting effects, not always immediately obvious, on the ultimate size and function of organs in survivors. Bacterial infection continues to exert an influence in both ways in the perinatal period, for the impact of antibiotic and chemotherapeutic drugs has been less… CONTINUE READING
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