KUMJ | VOL. 1 | NO. 2 | ISSUE 2 | APRIL-JUN, 2003

Clinical Profile of Neonatal Sepsis
Jain NK, Jain VM, Maheshwari S

Introduction: Neonatal Sepsis is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in newborns both in developed and developing countries. Objective: This study was to analyse the symptoms and sign of Neonatal Sepsis. Materials and Methods: Retrospective hospital based study the date was collected from patient record files of two years (Jan. 2001–Dec.2002). Result: 106 Neonates with suspected sepsis were studied out of which 30 were culture positive. The most common organism was E. coli and the most common clinical presentation was the respiratory distress and letharginess. Conclusion: Infection in Neonate is an important cause of mortality & morbidity especially in low birth babies.
Keyword : Neonate, Sepsis and Mortality