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How common is neonatal sepsis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
2 per 1000: Fore every 1000 babies born alive, 2 get neonatal sepsis. Many more get treated for suspicion of sepsis.
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Dr. Mahmood Khichi
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
Not common: There are two types of new born sepsis. Early onset-one that happens within a week of birth, and the late onset- which occurs after 3-4 weeks of birth. There are different organisims responsible for each kind. Group b strep, or gbs is responsible for most of the early onset type. Only one in 2000 new born of the moms treated for gbs at labor manifested sepsis. (pediatr infect dis j. Sep 2011;30(9).
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How common is sepsis?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Common: Nearly three quarters of a million americans suffer sepsis each year; a high proportion die each year from sepsis. It is fairly common in most hospitals.
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