Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Infection with a Scoring System


A need exists for a rapid method of identifying neonatal sepsis. Of 444 babies admitted to our ICN, 140 were clinically suspected of having sepsis. A two phase evaluation score was used. A “rapid” score was obtained (within 1 hour) with WBC and Dlff., mini-ESR, and latex determinations of haptoglobin (Hp), C-reactive protein and IgM. A “complete” score… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197704000-00804


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