Understanding and Optimizing Outcome in Neonates with Sepsis and Septic Shock

  • K. N. Haque


It is estimated that four million newborn infants die every year, of these 35% (1.6 million) die from sepsis [1]. Preterm infants are at greater risk of developing infection (often multiple) between birth and the first month of life compared to term infants. It is estimated that intra-uterine infection, a risk factor for developing severe infection, is present in up to 35% of preterm deliveries [2].


Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Preterm Infant Acute Lung Injury Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. N. Haque
    • 1
  1. 1.Neonatal DepartmentSt Helier University HospitalCarshaltonUK

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