Monday, 7 May 2018

Sepsis in Neonates and Children

Neonatal Sepsis continues to be a common and significant health care burden in very-low birth-weight infants and it remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality both among term and preterm infants.

United Nations World Health Assembly requested for improved prevention, recognition, diagnosis and management of sepsis across all age groups for next decade as they recognized that Sepsis is a main contributor to global morbidity and mortality and has recently defined the need to improve the burden of neonatal sepsis as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The incidence of neonatal and childhood sepsis varies with geographical location and changes over time and is represented to be one of the most common neonatal diseases even in high income countries. Neonatal Sepsis signs and symptoms are non-specific. Survivors of pediatric and neonatal sepsis are at risk of long-term sequelae, resulting in lifelong burden to patients and families & also neonates and young children are particularly susceptible to severe or lethal infections, with over three million childhood deaths annually worldwide. To know more,

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