Simple clinical criteria to identify sepsis or pneumonia in neonates in the community needing treatment or referral.


BACKGROUND Sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia annually kill 1.1 million neonates in developing countries; most deaths occur at home. OBJECTIVES To develop simple clinical criteria, enabling health workers in communities to identify neonates with potentially fatal sepsis; and to identify the danger signs alerting mothers to seek care. METHODS In a field… (More)