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Controversies in Neonatal Infection

  • M. L. A. May
  • David Isaacs
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 549)

Abstract

We will focus on the issues below:
  • Should I start antibiotics?

  • Should I do a lumbar puncture first?

  • Which antibiotics?

  • How can I prevent fungal infections?

  • How can I prevent coagulase negative staphylococcal infections?

Keywords

Lumbar Puncture Neonatal Sepsis Neonatal Unit Neonatal Infection Negative Blood Culture 
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  • M. L. A. May
  • David Isaacs

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