Clinico-bacteriological study of neonatal septicemia in Hubli.

  title={Clinico-bacteriological study of neonatal septicemia in Hubli.},
  author={S S Tallur and A V Kasturi and Shobha Druva Nadgir and B. Krishna},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={67 3},
Septicemia is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in India. In a study of 242 infants with septicemia conducted between March 1996 & June 1997 at Hubli, Karnataka, 43.39% infants had 'very early onset' sepsis (VOS), 40.08%, had 'early onset' sepsis (EOS), and 16.53% 'late onset' sepsis (LOS). 54.55% neonates had birth weight below 2000 g and 39.67% were born before 37 weeks of gestation. The cardiorespiratory signs and jaundice were the most frequent clinical features. The blood… CONTINUE READING
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