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Neonatal Bacterial Infection

Neonatal sepsis still remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the newborn, particularly in preterm, low birth weight infants. Despite advances in neonatal care, overall case-fatality rates from sepsis may be as high as 50%. Clinical signs of bacterial infection are vague and non-specific, and up to now there exists no easily available, reliable marker of infection despite a large bulk of studies focussing on inflammatory indices in neonatology. Every neonatologist is faced with the uncertainty of under- or over- diagnosing bacterial infection. In this book three topics will be discussed: clinical presentation including a general approach to sepsis neonatorum and two distinct diagnoses pneumonia and osteomyelitis diagnostic approaches including C-reactive protein and the immature myeloid information, and prevention and treatment of bacterial infection with immunoglobulins.

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Neonatal Bacterial InfectionEdited by Bernhard Resch

Published: April 30th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3317

ISBN: 978-953-51-1124-5

Copyright year: 2013

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1. Early Detection and Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis

By Ketevan Nemsadze

2347

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2. Neonatal Pneumonia

By Friedrich Reiterer

12358

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3. Neonatal Osteomyelitis

By Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer and Elke Griesmaier

3452

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4. The Role of C-Reactive Protein in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis

By Nora Hofer, Wilhelm Müller and Bernhard Resch

3736

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5. The Role of Immature Granulocyte Count and Immature Myeloid Information in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis

By Christina Cimenti, Wolfgang Erwa, Wilhelm Müller and Bernhard Resch

3672

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6. Immunoglobulins in the Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis

By Elisabeth Resch and Bernhard Resch

1997

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