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Acta Paediatr. 2014 Dec;103(12):1211-8. doi: 10.1111/apa.12764. Epub 2014 Sep 7.

Meta-analysis shows that infants who have suffered neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of mortality and severe complications.

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Infants suffering from neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of early death and long-term neurodevelopmental delay. This paper analyses and summarises the existing data on short-term and long-term outcomes of neonatal sepsis, based on 12 studies published between January 2000 and 1 April 2012 and covering 3669 neonates with sepsis.

CONCLUSION:

Infants who have suffered neonatal sepsis face an increased risk of mortality and severe complications such as brain damage and, or, neurodevelopmental delay.

KEYWORDS:

Morbidity; Mortality; Neonatal sepsis; Outcome; Prognosis

PMID:
25073543
DOI:
10.1111/apa.12764
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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