Neonatal Sepsis: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: 90% of neonatal sepsis occurs within 24 hours of delivery. Mostly from group B Streptococcus. If there is suspicion of neonatal sepsis, infants should get blood cx, LP, and CBC, CRP, etc.
If mom has risk factors, then mom should be given ampicillin 1g at least 4 hours prior to delivery. Infants at risk should be monitored for at least 48 hours.
|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|Live Births||0.08%||Adv Neonatal Care. 2003 Feb;3(1):3-13. PMID: 12882177|