Volume 2, Issue 4 (3-1996)                   RJMS 1996, 2(4): 248-253 | Back to browse issues page


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Arab Mohammad Hosseini A. CLINICAL , LABORATORY FINDINGS AND PROGNOSIS OF NEONATAL SEPSIS: SURVEY OF 100 CASES. RJMS. 1996; 2 (4) :248-253
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1861-en.html

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In order to evaluate the frequency of clinical and laboratory findings of neonatal sepsis in Tehran, a retrospective study was carried out in 100 newborns who were admittedin newborn service of Ali Asghar Children Hospital with diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and eventually had positive blood cultures.

56% of this patients were above 1 week of age (late neonatal sepsis) and 44% were below 1 week (early neonatal sepsis). Among infected newborns, 67% were male and 33% were female. The frequency of clinical findings was: decreased reflexes (74%), poor feeding 44% , lethargy 34%, Jaundice 31%, hypothermia 25%, respiratory distress 24% J vomiting 19%, cyanosis 18% , hyperthermia 18% and irritability 17%.

Other findings included: Leukopenia 22% , increased band cells 28% , thrombocytopenia 36%, prolonged PIT 26% and PT 20% .

With early diagnosis and treatment 82% of the patients recovered completely.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatric Disease

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